Commision to draft ‘more ambitious’ circular economy plan

Date Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014

Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission has confirmed that the previous plan for circular economy which was drafted by former Commissioner, Janez Potocnik will be scrapped in favour of a new policy which is set to be more ambitious than the last.

One aim of this new plan is to increase recycling targets of municipal waste to 70% by 2030 and to introduce higher targets for recycling packaging waste. The new plans are set to follow the same direction as Janez Potocnik’s proposals, however Frans Timmermans has stated that the Commission is looking to make these new plans more ambitious and will look at the whole of the circular economy and not just waste legislation.

The return of circular economy proposals have been welcomed as it is believed a more circular economy will increase growth and the number of jobs while also protecting the environment. A criticism of this announcement has been the uncertainty of the effect these new plans will have.

For the full article please click on the link http://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/commission-confirms-withdrawal-circular-economy-plans/ 

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