Under the current European Commission, the circular economy and plastics agenda has clearly grown in importance. This Commission launched a Circular Economy Package in December 2015 and the first Europe-wide plastics strategy in 2018.
On the ground, Europe’s resource productivity has increased by around 40% between 2001 and 2017. However, a lot of the measures announced by the Commission will need to be either implemented or developed in more detail over the course of the next Commission and European Parliament. The next five years will therefore be essential to accelerate progress on the circular economy and plastics agenda.
Following a keynote speech by Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness on the key priorities after the May 2019 European Parliament elections, there will also be a panel on this topic featuring Jean-Marc Boursier, Senior Executive VP Finance and Recycling & Recovery Northern Europe for SUEZ and Member of the ECESP Coordination Group.
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