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  • Adopted on 25/05/2016 - Bureau decision date: 08/12/2015
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    NAT/677-EESC-2016-01-01-0232
    (Lithuania

    In the past few years, civil society has been increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impact of food production and consumption. At the request of the Dutch EU Presidency, the EESC is preparing an exploratory opinion on how to achieve sustainable food systems in a resource-constrained world. The opinion takes a holistic and comprehensive approach, looking at the interdependence of food production and consumption as well as fostering inter-sectoral cooperation.

    EESC opinion: More sustainable food systems (exploratory opinion requested by the Dutch presidency)
  • Adopted on 27/04/2016 - Bureau decision date: 07/10/2015
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    NAT/676-EESC-2016-00042-00-01-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland

    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
  • Adopted on 29/04/2014
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    INT/726-EESC-2014-01-01-00791-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    498
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    Over-indebtedness has grown with the financial crisis, the rising cost of living and use of cash credit. However, it has not been properly addressed at EU level. The EESC wants that an appropriate uniform procedure is put in place including verification of claims, a European framework for usury or preventive measures.

  • Adopted on 22/01/2014
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    INT/686-EESC-2013-2788
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    495
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    The opinion familiarizes the public with the phenomenon of collaborative consumption (CC). The document presents the conceptual approach and describes briefly best practices in CC. The EESC proposes also a general strategy for the sound development of CC in the EU. Given that CC covers mostly bottom-up initiatives, studies are needed before the appropriate regulations, rights and responsibilities of all the stakeholders involved can be established.

    Presentation of EESC Opinion in Madrid
    Presentation of EESC Opinion in Barcelona - Programme
    Article presse - El Pais - consommation collaborative
    Présentation de l'avis du CESE à Madrid - Programme
    Présentation de l'avis du CESE à Barcelone - Programme
  • Adopted on 17/10/2013
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    CCMI/112-EESC-2013-1904
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    France
    Employers - GR I
    France

    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.

    Infopack CCMI/112