Commission opens Consultation on the new Circular Economy Package

1 June, Brussels – The European Commission has opened a Consultation to inform its new Circular Economy Package, which is expected at the end of the year. The Commission has promised that the package will be more ambitious than the proposals of the previous Commission, which were abandoned in January.

The Circular Economy Package is expected to be comprised of a revised legislative proposal on waste and a Communication which sets out actions to be implemented in the remainder of the Commission’s term. The action plan will cover the whole value chain, and focus on concrete measures with clear EU added value, aiming at ‘closing the loop’ of the circular economy.

The consultation sets out a variety of options for supporting the emergence of a Circular Economy, including binding product design rules. The Consultation also focuses on improving production processes, to bring them in line with Circular Economy principles, and on the development of secondary raw materials markets.

The consultation is open until 20 August through the European Commission’s EUSurvey website.

For more information, see the European Commission’s Press Release.

Munich - The European Patent Office (EPO) is offering a broad range of online training materials on patent- and IP-related matters…

Read Story

17 February, Brussels – New figures from the European Environment Agency show Europe to be on track to meet its…

Read Story

Ljubljana, 11 December 2010 - The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, has been designated to host the new agency for the cooperation…

Read Story
Arrow-up