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Circular Economy: Are we delivering?

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Start/End date: 
22 Mar 2021

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Moving towards a circular economy and climate neutrality is a must. However, delivering on these objectives requires more than ambitious targets: it takes effective measures to transition towards greener, more resilient industry. Recycling plays a key role by closing the loop and thus saving both valuable resources and a substantial amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

Join Recyclers Talks #1 on 22 March (4 p.m. CET) to discuss what needs to be done to deliver on Europe’s Green Agenda.


Keynote statements

  • Cinzia VEZZOSI, President of EuRIC – Opening words
  • Jan HUITEMA, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur for the own-initiative report on the new Circular Economy Action Plan
  • Maria SPYRAKI, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mattia PELLEGRINI, Head of Unit, DG Environment, Waste Management and Secondary Materials, European Commission 

Panel discussion & formal remarks from Members of the European Parliament, with Q&As with the audience

  • Stephane ARDITI, Director of Policy Integration and Circular Economy, EEB
  • Olivier FRANCOIS, Director for Development of the Galloo Group, Vice President of EuRIC
  • Hans van de NES, President of EuRIC Paper Recycling Branch

Keynote panelists

  • Anna-Michelle ASIMAKOPOULOU, Member of the European Parliament
  • Catherine CHABAUD, Member of the European Parliament 

Concluding remarks

  • Emmanuel KATRAKIS, Secretary General of EuRIC


  • Kira TAYLOR, Journalist @ EURACTIV