The European Commission released its blueprint for a circular economy in Europe

The European Commission adopted the Communication "Towards a circular economy: a zero waste programme for Europe and annex to establish a common and coherent EU framework to promote the circular economy.  Turning Europe into a more circular economy means:

  • boosting recycling and preventing the loss of valuable materials;
  • creating jobs and economic growth;
  • showing how new business models, eco-design and industrial symbiosis can move us towards zero-waste;
  • reducing greenhouse emissions and environmental impacts.