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Circular Economy: the Action Plan one year after

Jan 27, 2017 | News

(27 January 2017) – One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission yesterday reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan.

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The report lists the key measures taken in areas such as waste, ecodesign, food waste, organic fertilisers, guarantees for consumer goods, and innovation and investment.

A Circular Economy Finance Support Platform will enhance the link between existing instruments, such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators initiative backed by Horizon 2020.

Yesterday’s Commission Communication on the role of waste-to-energy processes in the circular economy will maximise the benefits of this small but innovative part of the national energy mix.

The package adopted by the Commission yesterday also contains a proposal to update legislation to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS Directive”).

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