European Commission Withdraws Circular Economy Package
In an expected move, the European Commission has withdrawn the Circular Economy Package from consideration, with the package likely to be revisited in around one year.
The Commission normally proposes around 130 initiatives a year, but has committed to adopting 23 targeted initiatives in 2015.
In Questions and Answers: the 2015 Work Programme, the Commission states,
“In some cases the Commission is proposing to withdraw proposals in order to replace them subsequently by more ambitious proposals or to tailor them more closely to its ten priorities (for example to present a new proposal with a broader approach on the circular economy to meet our ambitions in a more effective way).”
The GlobalPSC will continue to follow Circular Economy developments closely and share insights.