Council Defines its Negotiating Stance on Circular Economy

On 19 May 2017, the Council of the European Union agreed on a negotiating mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament on all four legislative proposals on waste, which are part of the Circular economy package submitted by the Commission by the end of 2015. Before these proposals are approved both the European Parliament and the Council must give their green light. Negotiations for an agreement are expected to focus on a number of outstanding elements, including the definitions, the setting of binding targets and their calculation rules, end-of-waste criteria, extended producer responsibility schemes and waste prevention. EuCheMS has organised two circular economy related workshops – From Waste to Health and Protecting Endangered Elements.

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