Textiles in Europe's circular economy

Textiles are fundamental to our society, providing us with clothing, shoes, carpets, curtains, furniture, etc. for homes, offices and public buildings.

Reducing loss of resources from waste management is key to strengthening the circular economy in Europe

Europe relies heavily on material resources for almost all of society’s activities.

The plastic waste trade in the circular economy

Europe is at crossroads regarding its management of plastic, plastic waste and the plastic waste trade.

Circular economy erected as ‘number one priority’ of European Green Deal

The circular economy, including new waste and recycling laws, will represent “half” of the EU’s effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and will be erected as “the number one priority” of the upcoming European Green Deal, officials have said.

New Horizon 2020 calls for proposals on the circular economy

The European Commission has published new calls for proposals under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on research and innovation related to the circular economy. Previously launched calls on the circular economy are also still open.

EuRIC Position Paper on Chemical Recycling

Chemical recycling (CR) is attracting an increasing attention as solutions to deal with certain types of waste plastics are sought in Europe and beyond.

The Council adopts conclusions on the circular economy – Circular economy 2.0

On 4th October 2019 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on "More circularity - Transition to a sustainable society".

EuRIC signs the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration

On 20 September 2019, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC) co-signed the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) Declaration during the High-level event organized by the European Commission.