The European Union is focused on the Circular Economy, which essentially involves decoupling economic growth from the extraction and consumption of scarce resources with negative footprints and making existing resources productive for as long as possible. In other words, we should focus on prevention rather than trying to find a cure.
The EU wants to support “innovative ways to change consumers’ usage of raw materials, reduce electronic and food waste, develop new recycling techniques, come up with new construction materials and new ways of using old ones, and create new energy sources out of waste”.
EPTDA members, as any other European company, are now obliged to reuse the products they create for as long as possible. The transition towards a circular economy is a tremendous opportunity for the EPTDA members to invest in innovation and research, and to create new business models.
Find out more in the latest EU Monitoring Report
which can be found in the Members Area section.