EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, calls on the European Union and competent authorities from Member States and from the UK, Norway and Switzerland to acknowledge:
One of the founding assumptions of the circular economy is that wastes are resources. Circular material flows require waste and secondary raw materials to circulate at the pace of businesses to be recycled and used to manufacture new semi-finished and finished products.
Sound management of hazardous substances in waste management and recycling activities is at the core of the circular economy.
The European Commission will aim to “absolutely decouple” economic growth from natural resource use in the draft circular economy action plan due to be unveiled in March.
The European Commission has published the Roadmap of the new Circular Economy Action Plan and is awaiting feedback from stakeholders until 20 January 2020:
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