Press Release: Impacts of the circular economy transition in Europe – Circular Impacts final conference

The transition from a linear economy to a more circular one requires systemic changes involving a wide range of actors and sectors. Such a large scale transformation of markets will have impacts on industries, value chains and, in turn, on economies. Improving the evidence base about these impacts can help policy-makers decide on priorities and weigh potential policy options against each other. It can also contribute to achieving a better integration of the circular economy in strategic policy processes such as the European Semester.

Blog Post by Commissioner Vella: Ahead of G7 Environment meeting in Halifax Canada, EU staff show their personal commitment to our ocean

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Vice-President Katainen’s speech at the joint debate: Plastics Strategy and chemical, product and waste legislation – European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg, 12 September 2018

“The goal is simple: to ensure that, by 2030, all plastic packaging is reusable or recyclable, that more than half of EU plastic waste is recycled (today it is only 30%), and that demand for recycled plastics in Europe grows at least four-fold (today only 6% of the plastics used in products put on the EU market come from recycling). To support innovation in this field and guide future funding decisions, the Commission will develop a Strategic Research Innovation Agenda for Plastics. In the meantime, and by 2020, Horizon 2020 will have invested more than 350 million euros in plastics innovation.”

UPDATED- Comitology Meeting: Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed – Section: “Novel Food and Toxicological safety of the food chain” (17 September 2018)

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UPDATED – Amendments: EP ENVI Committee on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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Amendments: EP ITRE Committee on Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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Amendments: EP AGRI Committee on Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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Agenda: EP ITRE Committee Meeting (24 September 2018)

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UPDATED – Motion for a Resolution on implementation of the circular economy package: options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation

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UPDATED – Amendments to the Report: EP ENVI Committee on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy

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Briefing: Material use in the European Union: Towards a circular approach

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UPDATED- Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) …/… of 12.7.2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 543/2011 as regards marketing standards in the fruit and vegetables sector

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Press release: BPA update: working group to start reviewing new studies

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ECON Committee on reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (3 September 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (3 September 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (29 August 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP AGRI Committee on Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (29 August 2018)

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Question for Written Answer: Gaps in the impact assessment on the proposal for a directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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Question for Written Answer: Life cycle analysis — single-use plastics

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Agenda: Ad-hoc Working Party on General Food Law (12 September 2018)

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Agenda: Ad-hoc Working Party on General Food Law (7 September 2018)

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UPDATED – Comitology Meeting: Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed – Section: “Novel Food and Toxicological safety of the food chain” (11 June 2018)

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Business Europe letter to MEP Frederique Ries concerning the Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

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