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Aprobados on 17/10/2013
Referencia: 
CCMI/112-EESC-2013-1904

Planned obsolescence is associated with a form of industrial production that relies on a minimum renewal rate for its products. Although product renewal is necessary, certain abuses need to be addressed. The EESC would like to see a total ban on products with built-in defects designed to end the product's life.

Towards more sustainable consumption: industrial product lifetimes and restoring trust through consumer information

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Infopack CCMI/112

Aprobados on 11/12/2014
Referencia: 
NAT/651-EESC-2014-05002-00-00-ac-tra
Pleno: 
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

Aprobados on 11/12/2014
Referencia: 
NAT/652-EESC-2014-05003-00-00-ac-tra
Pleno: 
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

Aprobados on 27/04/2016
Referencia: 
NAT/676-EESC-2016-00042-00-01-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
516 -
Apr 27, 2016 Apr 28, 2016

The EESC fully backs the objective of switching to a greener, resource-efficient and circular economy. It is happy to see that the Commission has come forward with a broader set of proposals covering all the stages of the product lifecycle compared to the previous circular economy package; however, it raises concern over the lower level of ambition, which is likely to lead to lower economic and environmental benefits.

EESC opinion: Circular Economy Package

Aprobados on 15/12/2016
Referencia: 
INT/784-EESC-2016-00975-00-00-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
521 -
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

In this opinion, the EESC calls for society to begin an economic transition from over-exploitation of resources and a throw-away culture to a more sustainable, job-rich era, based on quality rather than quantity. In order to cope with the fundamental shift to a new economic model with major systemic consequences in many areas, it is recommended that a new cross-cutting and permanent body be set up in the EESC to analyse these developments.

EESC opinion: The functional economy

Aprobados on 19/09/2018
Referencia: 
INT/853-EESC-2018-02126-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC agrees with the European Commission about the need to modernise and simplify EU consumer policy and considers that the new legislative package contributes to bridging the gap created by the exponential growth of e-commerce, undermining consumer confidence and causing distortions to the single market.

EESC opinion: A New Deal for Consumers

Aprobados on 19/09/2018
Referencia: 
INT/863-EESC-2018-02860-00-00-AC-TRA

The majority of road accidents are down to human error alone, so a comprehensive approach to road safety is needed. It should cover driver behaviour, the working conditions and skills of professional drivers, and infrastructure.

EESC opinion: Vehicle safety / protection of vulnerable road users

Aprobados on 05/07/2017
Referencia: 
NAT/706-EESC-2017-00719-00-00-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
527 -
Jul 05, 2017 Jul 06, 2017

The objective of the Communication on the role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy is to ensure that the recovery of energy from waste in the EU is consistent with the objectives pursued in the Circular Economy Action Plan.

EESC opinion: EESC opinion: Waste-to-energy under the Circular Economy

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