EU countries must strive to ratify the requirements of the Directive, taking into account the targets imposed for each type of packaging material. The targets set for 31 December 2025 require at least 65% by weight of all packaging to be recycled.
The recycling target for plastic packaging by 2025 is 50%.
By 31 December 2030, at least 70% of packaging shall be recycled. In addition, EU countries should encourage an increase of reusable packaging placed on the market and systems to reuse packaging without compromising food safety.