Invited Session: Circular Economy
Recent Development in European Waste Management Policy
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
14:00 – 14:30
Moderator: Elizabeth Roe, President, Eco Partners, Inc., Indiana
Based on the overall strategic document on a circular economy, the EU Commission started the process to review several EU Directives that lay down the basics and ambition for recycling and landfill reduction. The process started three years ago and it is now in the final stages. Negotiations are ongoing between the EU Parliament and the EU Council. Clear definitions and measuring standards, together with ambitious recycling targets and landfill reduction targets, are due to pave the way for a more resource efficient EU society. But, not all agree, and there are still large differences amongst EU Member States when it comes to real implementation and concrete results.