Circular economy update

Circular economy
11 August 2016


In June, the MEP rapporteur Simona Bonafe from the European Parliament ENVI Committee published the draft report on the waste framework directive and landfill of waste. With regards to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes, member states should encourage the establishment of EPR schemes for all products.


MEP Simona Bonafe calls the European Commission to set up recycling targets for industrial waste to be met by 2025 and 2030. According to this draft report, by 31 December 2018, the Commission shall present a review of the Ecodesign Directive in order to broaden its scope to cover all main product lines, including non-energy related product groups, such as construction materials. This report will be voted in the ENVI Committee on 7 November. Furthermore, the circular economy package was discussed by the Environment Council on 20 June. Read the Council conclusions on the EU action plan for the circular economy