Today, Filippo Brandolini, CEEP Executive Vice-President, represented public service providers at the public hearing on the Circular Economy Package at the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament.

In the context of the current discussions on a possible withdrawal of the Package, Mr Brandolini encouraged the European Commission to acknowledge the wide-spread support for it and highlighted its crucial role for the European economy as a whole:

“The Circular Economy Package is an important step towards a more circular economy in which resource efficiency becomes the key driver for both economic growth and environmental protection in the European Union. CEEP embraces the Circular Economy Package as it represents an outstanding opportunity to realize the objective of an even more sustainable economy. For CEEP, managing waste means managing resources.”

“The Circular Economy Package underlines that it is not about choosing between the prevention of the environment on the one side, and growth and jobs on the other, but about achieving benefits in all these fields.”

“The Package has an enormous potential to set free investment in resource-efficient technologies and services. It could thus become a driving force for the European economy as a whole. The Package should not be delayed in order to create the right framework for the highly needed increase in investment in Europe.”

Mr Brandolini underlinded that recycling must be increased in terms of quantity and, in particular, of quality. In this context Mr Brandolini highlighted: “Landfill reduction targets are a crucial part of achieving a circular economy. Both landfill targets and recycling targets should apply to all waste, not only municipal waste.”

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