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THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: ARE NEW PATHS BEING TAKEN OR IS IT AN OLD STORY?

  • Andreas Bartl - TU Wien - Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, Austria

DOI 10.31025/2611-4135/2020.13991

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Copyright: © 2019 CISA Publisher

Editorial History

  • Received: 13 Nov 2019
  • Revised: 10 Mar 2020
  • Accepted: 23 Mar 2020
  • Available online: 24 Jul 2020

Abstract

The European Commission is in the process of improving its waste management and as a result, the so-called Circular Economy Package (CEP) has been launched. As a matter of fact, only recently several directives in the field of waste management have been amended and in the next years targets for re-use and recycling of waste will be significantly tightened. However, the CEP aims to go beyond recycling and issues such as easy-to-repair design or new business models are put in the foreground. It is striking that some ideas of the CEP are already more than four decades old. Nevertheless, the CEP has to be welcomed under the motto “better late than not at all”.

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