European Parliament adopts Circular Economy Action Plan

Today, the European Parliament adopted the initiative report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) by great majority.

German Green MEP Jutta Paulus, rapporteur (author) of the Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism opinion on the CEAP commented:

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“Finally, we are moving relevant steps further to a real and sophisticated circular economy. I welcome the adoption of the new circular economy action plan by the European Parliament.

"However, we need more. I ask the Commission to additionally amend the EU eco-design directive and to broaden the REACH regulation to plastics. We need an eco-design for chemicals!

"With today’s adopted report, problems resulting from product design, waste exports, incineration and chemical recycling are finally being tackled. Sustainable consumption and green public procurement shall be taken into account in the future as well as the boosting of an EU market for secondary raw materials. Consumer rights will be strengthened by a more inclusive right-to-repair, the development of a product passport and measures to stop early and planned obsolescence.”

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