The European Commission is envisaging the circular economy in Europe
The European Commission has been focusing on the issue of resource efficiency – which fits well to the concept of the circular economy - as the cornerstone of Europe’s competitiveness.
Resource efficiency is part of the Europe 2020 Strategy and this objective was manifested by the launch of the European Resource Efficiency Platfrom initiative in 2012. This is a consultative body comprising several Commissioners, MEPS, European business leaders and the representatives of the academia and the NGOs.
Janez Potočnik, the environmental Commissioner is a committed supporter of the circular economy and he has emphasized the necessity to make a paradigm shift in the European economy at several occasions.
The Commission will publish its Circular Economy Package on July 1, 2014. You can read more about this package’s background and expected impact here.