Renewable Matter # 2 / Numero #2

Is Europe Changing Its Policy on the Circular Economy?

by Francesco Petrucci

The withdrawal of an amendment package of the directives on waste (the so-called “directive on the circular economy”) by the new European Commission on 16th December 2014 caused quite a stir. The Commission announced that by 2015 a new and more ambitious bill on the circular economy would be passed, but would it?

New elections not only introduce new faces in the assemblies but they often change policies and targets in line with the new political views of the winning alignment.

The European Parliament elections that took place in the spring 2014 moved the political axis of European institutions slightly to the centre-right, so changes...

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