The European Commission has recently published a “Roadmap on the New Circular Economy Action Plan”, as announced under the Green Deal, and has asked stakeholder for their feedback.
The European Parliament and the Council have agreed on a compromise on the classification of Sustainable Ffinance, the so-called EU Taxonomy.
Since the debate on plastic waste in our oceans dominates the public discussion, the transformation of our economic into a circular economy has been on top of the agenda.
Products such as refrigerators, electric motors or welding equipment are in future subject to new requirements for example concerning energy efficiency.
At the EU Circular Economy Conference in Helsinki, EU lawmakers and industry representatives discussed technologies and policy options which could accelerate the transition towards a circular and sustainable economy.
With the declaration of the Circular Plastic Alliance, the EU is taking an important step towards more recycling in Europe.
The EU Commission has carried out a public consultation on "Sustainability requirements for batteries" in order to assess opportunities to promote the sustainable design and use of batteries.
European policy must also make its contribution do ensure that industry can meet its current challenges.
In two new position papers, the VDMA outlines the opportunities, challenges and necessary legal framework conditions of the circular economy.
The European Commission regards environmental and social standards as an essential part of its economic policy. This offers opportunities for mechanical engineering companies - but also the danger of additional requirements.
The European Parliament has approved a resolution on the implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy with the aim of increasing the recycling rate in the EU.
For more than ten years, the Ecodesign Directive has ensured uniform environmental standards for products in Europe. MEPs have now agreed to stick to this instrument.
The EU hopes to reduce or entirely do away with plastic waste in Europe. In view of VDMA, this initiative can indeed help leverage existing potentials.
VDMA welcomes the proposal on ensuring that functional equipment is not turned into electronic waste prematurely.
Frederike Krebs
Frederike Krebs
Technics Environment, Sustainability
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