lunedì 4 marzo 2019

European Commission - Circular Economy Package Report: Questions & Answers

Today the Commission adopted a Report on its 2015 Circular Economy Action Plan to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which aimed at boosting global competitiveness, fostering sustainable economic growth and generating new jobs.

What is the Circular Economy?


To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are finite, we must find an environmentally and economically sustainable way of using them.

In a circular economy the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, to be used again and again to create further value. This model can create secure jobs in Europe and promote innovation that give a competitive advantage. It can also provide consumers with more durable and innovative products that provide monetary savings and an increased quality of life. (...)

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