The Commission intends to emphasise circular economy aspects, such as reparability, durability, upgradability or recyclability in the EU Product Policy framework in the context of the EU Circular Economy agenda.
Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy.
At the Environment Council of March 5th 2018, ministers exchanged views on the package presented by the Commission on 16 January 2018, which aims at delivering on the circular economy action plan.
The share of municipal waste to be recycled will rise to 55% by 2025, from 44% today, under legislation on circular economy backed by Environment MEPs on Tuesday.
The European Commission has released its new Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The strategy builds on prior EU efforts to deal with plastic waste in the environment. It notably states that, by 2030, all plastic packaging in the EU must be reusable or easily recyclable.
LIFE has published a new Focus brochure on one of the greatest environmental, social and economic challenges of the next 30 years – the transition to a circular economy.
A LIFE project pioneering new approaches to the circular economy has published its latest case study, which demonstrates how universities can contribute to a more sustainable use of materials by selling surplus scientific instruments.