Waste prevention should always be our priority. However, even in the transition to a circular economy, residual streams from production and consumption processes will remain. It is important to ensure appropriate waste management and prevent landfilling or incineration of valuable resources. Our goal is to ensure that reliable, harmonised standards promote preparation for reuse and material-efficient recycling. This way we can turn waste into a resource and close the loop in a sustainable way by, for example, using organic waste as fertiliser, sustainable treatment of WEEE and batteries, and recovery of critical raw materials.
On September 24, in Brussels, DG Research and Innovation (European Commission) organised a meeting session on "The Future of Plastics". ECOS Head of Circular Economy Policy, Doreen Fedrigo was invited to speak about the impact of plastics on humans and the environment.
Together with the European Builders’ Confederation and Construction Products Europe, ECOS signed the Declaration on Circular Economy in Construction.