Economía circular

This page is also available in:

La transición hacia una economía circular ocupa un lugar destacado en la agenda del CESE como solución para luchar contra la crisis climática y proteger nuestro planeta. Es una gran oportunidad para la sociedad civil, ya que puede contribuir a:

  • incrementar la competitividad de la industria europea,
  • fomentar el crecimiento económico sostenible;
  • generar nuevos puestos de trabajo.

El modelo de producción y consumo basado en «extraer, producir y desperdiciar» que sigue dominando nuestra economía en la actualidad no solo despilfarra recursos, sino que también socava la lucha contra el cambio climático. A diferencia de la economía lineal, la economía circular se basa en un diseño regenerativo y reparador que se centra en la creación y retención de valor económico y que aborda retos medioambientales mundiales como el cambio climático, la pérdida de biodiversidad y la contaminación, al tiempo que genera beneficios económicos.

La buena noticia es que la transición circular ya se está produciendo sobre el terreno. Las partes interesadas de la sociedad civil —incluidas las empresas, los sindicatos, el mundo académico y las comunidades de conocimiento, las organizaciones juveniles, así como las ONG y otros grupos de interés— están creando y aplicando numerosas iniciativas circulares a nivel local y regional. Catalizar las soluciones circulares y el liderazgo de las partes interesadas pertinentes es la mejor manera de que Europa acelere la transición hacia una economía circular.

Como tal, la Plataforma Europea de Partes Interesadas de la Economía Circular —una iniciativa conjunta del CESE y de la Comisión Europea— es una plataforma creada en 2017 para reunir a la comunidad de la economía circular en Europa. La plataforma impulsada por las partes interesadas respalda la transición de Europa hacia una economía circular mediante el fomento del diálogo y el intercambio de conocimientos y buenas prácticas.

  • Adopted on 14/02/2024 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Referencia
    NAT/894-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Microplastics are persistent, very mobile, and hard to remove from nature. Microplastics are widespread in the world and in the human body, and a cause of growing concerns. Plastic pellets are found in water and soil, including agricultural lands, and harm ecosystems and biodiversity. Plastic pellets are the one of the largest sources of unintentional microplastic pollution.

    For the first time, the European Commission proposes measures to prevent microplastic pollution from the unintentional release of plastic pellets.

    EESC opinion: Preventing plastic pellet losses to reduce microplastics pollution
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referencia
    ECO/612-EESC-2023-2023-00848
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    583
    -

    One of the main conclusions of the 8th Cohesion Report is that although cohesion and convergence among regions in the European Union has improved, there are still remaining gaps especially in less developed regions related with their territorial characteristics. EU islands, mountain areas and sparsely populated areas still face many challenges on their growth and income and disparities exist.

    In these regions, there are still a lot of gaps in terms of employment and investment, social exclusion is evident and gender disparities have not diminished.

    EESC opinion: Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Referencia
    NAT/912-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revised monitoring framework for the circular economy
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referencia
    NAT/891-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    580
    -
    EESC opinion: Sustainable water management and climate emergency: circular and other solutions for the EU agri-food system in a future "Blue Deal"
  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Referencia
    ECO/609-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    579
    -

    Since 2016, as requested by the Council, every second year the Commission publishes a report on the implementation of the existing macro-regional strategies (MRS). This is the fourth report, covering the period from mid-2020 to mid-2022. It assesses the state of play and progress on implementing the MRS and examines ways forward especially in the context of the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis. 

    EESC opinion: Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies
  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Referencia
    ECO/610-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    579
    -

    The movement of skilled workers out of regions already suffering from lower economic development may further undermine the growth and development potential of these regions. Such a "brain drain" from vulnerable EU regions therefore may contribute to widening territorial disparities, going against the objective of territorial cohesion set out in Article 174 TFEU. Given the cross-border impact of such developments the Commission considers that action at EU level is necessary.

    EESC opinion: Harnessing talents in EU regions
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Referencia
    NAT/886-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    578
    -
    EESC opinion: Policy framework for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 19/10/2021
    Referencia
    NAT/854-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    578
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste
  • Adopted on 22/03/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Referencia
    NAT/888-EESC-2022-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    577
    -
    EESC opinion: EU strategy on fertilisers
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Referencia
    NAT/877-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    576
    -
    EESC opinion: Review of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive