Ahead of the publication of the Circular Economy Action Plan, the Resource Efficiency Alliance outlined a number of key principles that are important to achieve a true circular economy, coherent with the EU industrial policy. The Alliance consists of 12 industry associations, including Cerame-Unie, which want to play a central role in enhancing the sustainable and efficient management of resources all along the value chain.
The position paper was to the European Commission Secretary-General Day and Vice-Presidents Timmermans and Katainen in April. As a result, an industry delegation including Cerame-Unie was invited to meet DG GROW and DG ENVI in May. A high-level stakeholder conference took place on 25 June, which CU attended.
In accordance with its work programme, the European Commission is expected to publish a new Communication on the circular economy towards the end of 2015 based on the indicative Roadmap. Cerame-Unie will reply to the public consultation launched in late May which aims to collect information on regulatory obstacles to enacting the circular economy.