Pasākuma datums: 22/01/2021
MEPs want the EU to adopt an ambitious circular economy model to achieve environmentally and economically sustainable growth by maintaining the value of products, materials and resources in the economy for as long as possible.
In line with EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal under the Green Deal, the European Commission proposed a new Circular Economy Action Plan in March 2020, focusing on waste prevention and management and aimed at boosting sustainable growth, competitiveness and EU global leadership in the field.
To put an end to the “take-make-dispose” economy, MEPs propose to extend the Ecodesign Directive to non-energy-related products and call for binding targets for recycled content. They want measures against greenwashing and false environmental claims, as well as legislative measures to stop practices that result in planned obsolescence;
The sectors that use the most resources and where the potential for circularity is high are: electronics and ICT, batteries and vehicles, packaging, plastics, textiles, construction and buildings and food.