“Business shows a strong willingness to engage and discuss the opportunities of the circular economy”, BusinessEurope Industrial Affairs Director Alexandre Affre said at the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on March 9.

“This has led us to think about how industries can highlight and showcase their examples. Therefore, BusinessEurope decided to set up its own circular economy industry platform to give more visibility to what European industries are getting done. It will showcase the good practices we all see across our companies (reducing waste, collaboration and industrial symbiosis), hoping that this will generate even more participation in the platform and good practices. It will also look at what the obstacles are (practical barriers or legal barriers)”, he added.

BusinessEurope’s circular economy industry platform will be launched in May 2017 and will complement the finance and stakeholder platforms that the European Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EESC are currently setting up.

This will be a crucial opportunity for business, the civil society and policy-makers to work together to make existing regulation on waste management and circular economy more fit-for-purpose. Interested to submit your example(s)?

Submit them here.

(This link is temporary until the website is up and running).

Source: BusinessEurope

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