Changing how we produce and consume: New Circular Economy Action Plan shows the way to a climate-neutral, competitive economy of empowered consumers

The European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan - one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe's new agenda for sustainable growth.

With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our competitiveness while protecting the environment and give new rights to consumers. Building on the work done since 2015, the new Plan focuses on the design and production for a circular economy, with the aim to ensure that the resources used are kept in the EU economy for as long as possible. The plan and the initiatives therein will be developed with the close involvement of the business and stakeholder community.

Source and full European Commission press release (with links to the Action Plan and more information): https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_420

Reactions of international organizations of the recycling industry:

  • press release of the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR): here
  • press release of the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC): here

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