About this initiative


This initiative will examine options and actions for a more coherent policy framework of the different strands of work of EU product policy in their contribution to the circular economy. Product policy has an important role in the transition to the circular economy and is part of the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the Commission in 2015 (COM(2015)614 final).

Type of act
Staff working document


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07 May 2018 - 04 June 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • France Nature Environnement (France)
    4 juin 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    France Nature Environnement (France)

    La politique des produits est à la base d'une économie circulaire. D'abord il faut réduire drastiquement les composants toxiques dans les produits, pour des raisons de santé pendant leur phase d'utilisation et pour pouvoir recycler la matière. Les produits contenant des toxiques doivent avoir soit un marquage soit un "passeport". Ensuite, l'écoconception des produits doit mener à une durée de vie "illimitée" de certains produits qui sont...

  • VKI - Austrian Consumer Association (Austria)
    4 June 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    VKI - Austrian Consumer Association (Austria)

    To whom it might concern In view of a policy framework, and especially regarding circular economy, a holistic approach it is crucial. It is beyond controversy that minimizing climate change, ozone depletion, acidification, eutrophication, resource use and others are important contributions on the way to circular economy. In addition to that the impacts from chemicals at various stages of products manufacture, use and end-of-life for human...

  • Detailhandel Nederland (Netherlands)
    4 June 2018 Business association
    Detailhandel Nederland (Netherlands)

    Detailhandel Nederland, the Dutch Retail Association, represents the collective social and economic interests of Dutch retailers. The Association welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s Roadmap 'Towards an EU Product Policy Framework contributing to the Circular Economy'. The Association represents the Dutch council for SME-retailers (MKB-Nederland), the Food Retail Association (Centraal Bureau Levensmiddelen), and the council...

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29 November 2018 - 24 January 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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First quarter 2019

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