Obehové hospodárstvo

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Prechod na obehové hospodárstvo patrí medzi priority EHSV ako jedno z riešení v boji proti klimatickej kríze a na ochranu našej planéty. Je to skvelá príležitosť pre občiansku spoločnosť, keďže to môže pomôcť:

  • zvýšiť konkurencieschopnosť európskeho priemyslu,
  • podporiť udržateľný hospodársky rast,
  • vytvoriť nové pracovné miesta.

Model výroby a spotreby podľa zásady „vziať - vyrobiť - odhodiť“, ktorý v našom hospodárstve ešte stále prevláda, vedie nielen k plytvaniu zdrojmi, ale taktiež sťažuje boj proti zmene klímy. Na rozdiel od tohto lineárneho hospodárstva vychádza obehové hospodárstvo z koncepcie regenerácie a obnoviteľnosti a zameriava sa na tvorbu a zachovanie hospodárskej hodnoty, pričom pomáha riešiť globálne environmentálne výzvy, ako sú zmena klímy, strata biodiverzity a znečistenie, a zároveň prináša hospodárske výhody.

Dobrou správou je, že transformácia na obehové hospodárstvo sa už v praxi stáva realitou. Zainteresované subjekty z radov občianskej spoločnosti vrátane podnikov, odborových zväzov, akademickej obce a znalostných komunít, mládežníckych organizácií, ako aj MVO a iných záujmových skupín vytvárajú a realizujú množstvo obehových iniciatív na miestnej a regionálnej úrovni. Podpora obehových riešení a vedúcej sily príslušných zainteresovaných subjektov je pre Európu najlepším spôsobom, ako urýchliť prechod na obehové hospodárstvo.

Má k tomu prispieť aj Európska platforma pre obehové hospodárstvo, ktorá bola ako spoločná iniciatíva EHSV a Európskej komisie zriadená v roku 2017 s cieľom spojiť komunitu obehového hospodárstva v Európe. Platforma zameraná na zainteresované subjekty podporuje prechod Európy na obehové hospodárstvo prostredníctvom podpory dialógu a výmeny poznatkov a osvedčených postupov.

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