(28 May 2015) – The European Commission has opened a public consultation to collect views on the main policy options for developing a new approach on the circular economy. Stakeholders’ input will help feed the preparation of the new action plan, to be presented by the end of 2015.
The policy options for developing a competitive circular economy in Europe will look at waste policy and beyond and address the full product lifecycle, taking into account the situation in all Member States.
Moving towards a more circular economy can promote competitiveness and innovation by stimulating new business models and technologies as well as facilitating social innovation. This will make the European economy more sustainable and competitive in the long run.
Citizens, public authorities, businesses and all other interested governmental and non-governmental parties are invited to answer questions on the various parts of the economic cycle and their role in the transition to a circular economy. The consultation will run until 20 August 2015.