The circular economy means that we need to change our thinking from the ‘buy-use-throw away’ model to a more sustainable culture. The life cycle of a product needs to be planned from the manufacturing until the end of its use, and products should to stay in circulation rather than thrown away. Waste management is naturally a very important part of the circular economy.
The European Parliament has just approved the so-called Waste Package at its plenary in Strasbourg. “With the new targets for recycling and landfilling, we have clearly pointed the way to the future: our raw materials must be kept in circulation”, said the EPP Group negotiator for the Waste Package, Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP.