Topic 1 EU Circular Economy Action Plan

In March 2020 the EU Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan which is one of the main initiatives of the European Green Deal

The Action Plan highlights the following issues

  • make sustainable products the norm in the EU;
  • empower consumers and public buyers;
  • focus on the sectors that use most resources and where the potential for circularity is high such as: electronics and ICT; batteries and vehicles; packaging; plastics; textiles; construction and buildings; food; water and nutrients;
  • ensure less waste;
  • make circularity work for people, regions and cities; and
  • lead global efforts on circular economy.

The Circular Economy Action Plan introduce measures to “completely close” the circular economic cycle and to regulate the life cycle of products at all stages, from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials.

  • European Green Deal
  • Fit for 55