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Circular economy: Faster progress needed to meet EU resource-efficiency targets, ensure sustainable use of materials and enhance strategic autonomy
The EU must continue its efforts to reduce consumption of materials and generation of waste to achieve a more circular economy according to the European Commission’s revised Circular Economy monitoring framework published today.
Green Week 2023 conference – Register now!
Register now to join the EU Green Week conference, Delivering a Net-Zero World, on 6-7 June in Brussels.
Consumer protection: enabling sustainable choices and ending greenwashing
Today, the Commission is proposing common criteria against greenwashing and misleading environmental claims.
Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference reinforces the role of the circular economy in driving the EU’s strategic autonomy, green competitiveness and resilience
On 27 and 28 February 2023, the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee are hosting the sixth edition of the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference.
Circular building design: assessment of two versions of the same residential building highlights benefits of adaptable buildings
Issue 595: How different are the environmental impacts of conventional buildings versus adaptable structures designed along circular principles? Researchers investigated two outwardly similar buildings through lifecycle assessment.
Sustainable smartphones? Modular design promotes do-it-yourself repair to extend device life
Issue 595: Modular design – where product parts can be replaced and upgraded – is a promising way of extending product lifetimes. However, to realise this potential, it is vital that people are willing to repair their devices. A new study has explored how modular smartphones promote user repairs.
Sustainable products: Commission consults on new product priorities
Today the Commission has launched an online public consultation on what the new product priorities under the proposed Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) should be.
ReSet the Trend
The Commission has launched a multilingual campaign – ReSet The Trend – to engage Europeans in the battle against fast fashion and raise public awareness about the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles.
Green Deal: EU agrees new law on more sustainable and circular batteries to support EU's energy transition and competitive industry
The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council aiming to make all batteries placed on the EU market more sustainable, circular and safe.
European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling
Today, the Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration.