Before the end of 2015, the European Commission will present a new and more ambitious Circular Economy Package. In order to collect views on the main policy options and measures explored for this initiative, the Commission opened a public consultation on 25 May (and organised a Conference on 25 June).
The objective of the public consultation is to help the Commission to pinpoint and define the main barriers to the development of a more circular economy and to gather views regarding which measures could be taken at EU level to overcome such barriers.
Since public consultations on the review of EU waste targets and on the sustainability of the food system took place in 2013, the current consultation focuses on other points than waste relating to the transition to a circular economy, broadening the scope of inquiry to other parts of the economic cycle and general enabling framework conditions. CSR Europe strongly encourages its members to participate in the consultation and would be interested to receive their feedback (the questionnaire can also be downloaded as a PDF).
The consultation runs until 20 August and is open to all interested stakeholders.