EuRIC Position for a Revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation Supporting the Circular Economy
One of the founding assumptions of the circular economy is that wastes are resources. When the international and European waste shipment regulatory framework was designed and implemented more than three decades ago, waste was perceived as a risk that needed to be managed rather than a valuable resource enabling the circular economy. The European Green Deal and the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) call for far-reaching changes in the way Europe’s economy produces goods and provides services. Proper waste management and recycling is no longer an objective to address risks stemming from products which have reached the end of their useful life but is seen as the enabler of circular value chains.
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