(27 January 2017) – One year after adopting its Circular Economy Package, the Commission yesterday reported on the delivery and progress of key initiatives of its 2015 Action Plan.
The report lists the key measures taken in areas such as waste, ecodesign, food waste, organic fertilisers, guarantees for consumer goods, and innovation and investment.
A Circular Economy Finance Support Platform will enhance the link between existing instruments, such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators initiative backed by Horizon 2020.
Yesterday’s Commission Communication on the role of waste-to-energy processes in the circular economy will maximise the benefits of this small but innovative part of the national energy mix.
The package adopted by the Commission yesterday also contains a proposal to update legislation to restrict the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS Directive”).