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The EC has launched a Public Consultation on the Circular Economy

After having withdrawn the Circular Economy Package last December, the Commission is aiming to present a new, more ambitious circular economy strategy late in 2015, addressing a range of economic sectors, including waste. The strategy will be fully aligned with the priorities of the new Commission.

It will comprise a revised legislative proposal on waste and a Communication setting out an action plan on the circular economy for the rest of this Commission’s term of office. 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 Commission is engaged in a thorough reflection on how the objective of circular economy can be reached in an efficient way that is fully compatible with the jobs and growth agenda.

A Roadmap for this initiative can be found here.

As part of the process, the Commission is launching a public consultation on the subject from the 28th May until the 20th August 2015.

The EC welcomes contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities. Received contributions will be published on the Internet.

For more information, please visit the EC website.


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