FEAD Strategy To Help Drive Circular Economy In Europe

The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) has published its Strategy for 2014-2020, looking at ways Europe can move towards a more circular economy.

“Driving the Circular Economy” outlines several waste-management improvements for European policy makers.

The FEAD Strategy reflects the vital role of Europe’s waste and resource management industry in developing a more circular economy, so helping to deliver Europe’s economic and environmental objectives.

The FEAD’s key strategic targets for the European Union focus on:

  • strengthening recyclability in product design and manufacture
  • making public waste disposal contracts an open competition
  • adopting eco-labelling rules that allow consumers to choose recycled products
  • improving data on raw material and waste flows
  • taking strong action against the illegal disposal of waste.

Outgoing Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik, welcomed the Strategy, commeting: “The role of the waste management sector is crucial in the transition towards a circular economy. We want an economy where virtually nothing is wasted.”

Launching the FEAD Strategy at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, FEAD president, David Palmer-Jones, said: “The Strategy which FEAD is publishing today sets out our vision of how the resource management industry can play its full part in achieving a more sustainable, prosperous and resilient European economy.”

Janez Potocnik – “The role of the waste management sector is crucial in the transition towards a circular economy. We want an economy where virtually nothing is wasted”

“The first overarching theme running through our Strategy is partnership working with designers, manufacturers and retailers. Joining up the start of the product cycle with its end point is the goal of the circular economy, and none of this can happen without partnership.”

“The second key theme is coherence in policy making. We believe it is the duty of policy makers at all levels to assist the development of a more circular economy in Europe, which will create jobs and growth while improving resource security and protecting the environment.”

The FEAD Circular Economy Strategy

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