Circular Economy

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Adopted on 11/12/2014
Reference: 
NAT/651-EESC-2014-05002-00-00-ac-tra
Plenary session: 
503 -
Dec 10, 2014 Dec 11, 2014

The Committee welcomes the two communications and the package of amendments to the waste directives and supports the campaign to make all businesses and consumers aware of the need to phase out the current linear economic model of "take, make, consume and dispose" .

EESC opinion: Circular economy

Adopted on 11/12/2014
Reference: 
NAT/652-EESC-2014-05003-00-00-ac-tra
Plenary session: 
503 -
Dec 10, 2014 Nov 11, 2014

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) believes that the prospect of a European circular economy should bring a major boost to the systemic competitiveness of the EU, a driver for growth and a generator of new green jobs and skills.

EESC opinion: The circular economy: job creation and the Green Action Plan for SMEs