Report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan

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Series Details COM (2017) 33
Publication Date 26/01/2017
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Report published by the European Commission in January 2017 on progress in the implementation of the its Circular Economy Action Plan.

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The aim of this report is to present a complete overview of the actions already delivered in the implementation of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan since its adoption in December 2015, and to introduce key deliverables for 2017. This report was published alongside further guidance to Member States on converting waste to energy, a proposal on restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, as well as the establishment of a Circular Economy Finance Support Platform.

The European Commission listed the key measures taken in areas such as waste, ecodesign, food waste, organic fertilisers, guarantees for consumer goods, and innovation and investment. Circular economy principles have been gradually integrated in industrial best practices, green public procurement, the use of cohesion policy funds, and through new initiatives in the construction and water sectors

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EurActiv, 26/01/2017: Commission announces investment boost for circular economy

European Commission: Press Release, 26/01/2017: Circular Economy: Commission delivers on its promises, offers guidance on recovery of energy from waste and works with EIB to boost investment

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