The European Commission released a set of proposals on 2 December 2015 – the Circular Economy Package – aiming to help Europe move towards a circular economy, where waste is prevented and materials recycled. This EEB position paper focuses on the revision of EU waste legislation (Section 1) and outlines our preliminary assessment of the accompanying EU action plan (Section 2). As the latter contains 54 measures to be implemented during this Commission’s mandate until 2019, the EEB will issue specific position papers on key aspects, such as the role of EU product policies, at a later stage.
UPDATE: In March 2019, the EEB reacted to the publication by the European Commission of a report on the implementation of the ‘Circular Economy Action Plan’. Read more.