ERT Position on the Future Circular Economy Package

16 September 2015

Circular economy can be an important further step towards an even more efficient handling of essential resources and new business models, while safeguarding the EU’s competitiveness and promoting growth and employment. For such a further step, an enabling European policy framework is a pre-requisite.

This position paper explores ways to seize the circular economy opportunity, like enhancing secondary raw materials, privileging high-quality recycling and re-use, or adopting a product lifecycle approach for assessing the best route towards sustainability.