After years of delays, the European Parliament in Strasbourg has approved the Circular Economy (CE) Package. However, things have not yet come full circle. “The way for a new development model has been paved,” states Simona Bonafé, MEP for the Italian Democratic Party and rapporteur for the measures approved on April 18th by an overwhelming majority (580 in favour out of 661). Technically speaking, it is a revision of four directives on waste management. These will have to be adopted by EU member States within two years, in conjunction with other measures put forth by the Commission. Bonafé, in her capacity as rapporteur is one of the most active players, supporting the parliamentary work behind the CE Package. Renewable Matter interviewed her in Strasbourg’s hallw...