Three years after the adoption of the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Commission has released a report assessing the results achieved so far. ECOS recognises the progress made in several areas, but we also believe that many measures are delayed, inadequate or lacking, or far from being completed.
Although a number of milestones have been reached during President Juncker’s mandate, to realise a circular economy will require even more ambitious product policies using ecodesign principles, including for textiles and construction, from the next European Commission. Only then will the EU establish a truly regenerative system that strengthens our natural, social and economic capital.
What challenges still remain? Read our response to the Commission’s report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan.