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Public Consultation on the Circular Economy

Policy field(s)


Circular economy, resource efficiency, waste management, product policy, markets for secondary raw materials, sustainable production and consumption

Target group(s)


All interested stakeholders

Period of consultation


                        From 28.05.2015 to 20.08.2015

Objective of the consultation


The Commission is aiming to present a new, more ambitious circular economy strategy late in 2015, to transform Europe into a more competitive resource-efficient economy, addressing a range of economic sectors, including waste. The strategy will be fully aligned with the priorities of the new Commission. It will comprise a revised legislative proposal on waste and a Communication setting out an action plan on the circular economy for the rest of this Commission’s term of office. The action plan will cover the whole value chain, and focus on concrete measures with clear EU added value, aiming at ‘closing the loop’ of the circular economy. The Commission is engaged in a thorough reflection on how the objective of circular economy can be reached in an efficient way that is fully compatible with the jobs and growth agenda.

A Roadmap for this initiative can be found at:  

Reference documents and other, related consultations


Review of the Waste legislation launched in 2014 and withdrawn in 2015, including public consultation on waste.

Contact details


responsible service





postal address

Unit A1 Eco-innovation and Circular Economy, Avenue de Beaulieu 9, B-1160 Brussels

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Results of the consulation