A new umbrella organisation for Europe’s recycling industries will unveil its vision of a circular economy in Brussels next month.
A conference will be the first event from the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC), which represents companies involved in the collection, processing, recycling and trade of recyclable materials across the EU.
Secretary general Emmanuel Katrakis told MRW that the organisation will be putting forward proposals for a legislative framework for waste, ambitious recycling targets and business-oriented measures to achieve circularity for the entire economy,
He added: “The circular economy is crucial for Europe’s sustainable growth and for the recycling industry.
“At a time when the European Commission made clear that the circular economy package is going to be re-shaped, it is the right moment for European recyclers, policy makers and other stakeholders to engage in a constructive dialogue on its shape and objectives.”
The event on 24 March, ‘Towards an EU Circular Economy – The contribution of recyclers to job creation and sustainable growth’, will be chaired by MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz.
EuRIC was created in October 2014 by the European Ferrous Recovery and Recycling Federation, the European Recovered Paper Association and the European Metal Trade and Recycling Federation.
The Commission announced in last December that the proposed revision of EU waste legislation will be withdrawn and replaced by a more ambitious proposal by the end of this year.