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    Call for an EU Blue Deal - Event highlights - 26 October 2023

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    Study of the EESC Employers' Group together with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) – final report

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    Conclusions of the 23rd edition of European Consumer Day 2022 - 17 November 2022

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    Position paper – May 2021

    The European Commission has published a proposal for a new regulatory framework for batteries and waste batteries, aiming to establish minimum sustainability requirements for all batteries placed on the EU internal market. The EESC supports the proposed measures, however, it calls for more precise and workable governance instruments to implement the new regulation, with the involvement of all stakeholders.

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    The use of single-use plastics in packaging has grown significantly in the last decades, and with it, the pollution of our environment. There is an urgent need to improve the sustainability of our food systems, which includes also the development of more sustainable food packaging. The objective of this study is to identify and examine successful examples and approaches to food packaging in the EU and beyond, considering consumer safety, environmental, economic, social, legal and food waste reduction considerations.

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    Sustainable development with its economic, social and environmental dimensions is an inevitable approach to the future. Enterprises play a crucial role as generators of sustainable development. A favourable business environment is needed to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of sustainability. This document summarises the views of the Employers' Group on sustainable development.

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    Arthur ten Wolde
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    Ecopreneur
    Arthur ten Wolde - Ecopreneur
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    Mariana Nicolau
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    Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
    Mariana Nicolau
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    Transition to a circular economy is a must if we are to protect our planet, but also if we are to increase the competitiveness of European industry. This is a long-term process that will require numerous initiatives at European, national and regional level. Companies see the circular economy as an opportunity. "Going green" is beneficial not only for the environment, but also for businesses, providing real savings in terms of raw materials, water and energy.