|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Communication|
|Series Title||Press Release|
|Series Details||IP/15/6203 (02.12.15)|
The European Commission adopted on 2 December 2015 its Circular Economy Package. It includes a set of initiatives aimed at stimulating the European Union's transition towards a circular economy.
The proposals cover the full lifecycle: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials. This transition was set to be supported financially by ESIF funding, Horizon 2020, structural funds for waste management, and investments in the circular economy at national level.
The package includes:
+ [COM(2015)593] Proposal for a Directive amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment
+ [COM(2015)595] Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
Some stakeholders pointed out that the Commission failed to deliver an ambitious package, considering that its legally binding core was weaker than previous proposals.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|