The statement for a waste free Europe

We co-signed a joint statement published on the 9th of December together with 16 civil society organisations to urge the EU institutions and member states to dedicate the NextGenerationEU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to achieving a transition towards a circular, carbon neutral, zero pollution economy, with waste prevention and reuse at its core.

In particular, we call for:

  • A full alignment of RRF funds with, and their contribution to, EU environmental policies and instruments, particularly the EU Taxonomy Regulation
  • Using the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) to guide policy dialogue in the preparation of national recovery and resilience plans.
  • Investment in infrastructure and systems for waste prevention, product reuse, and preparing for reuse
  • Priority access to funding for circular SMEs and social economy actors with business models focusing on waste prevention and reuse

Read the full statement HERE. 

Full list of statement signatories: Zero Waste Europe, Recycling Netwerk Benelux, ECOS, ZERO- Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável, Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia, No Plastic In My Sea, Gallifrey Foundation, Health Care Without Harm Europe, Društvo Ekologi brez meja, European Environmental Bureau, Polish Zero Waste Association, Circular Economy Institute, Ecology Recycling Society, Hnutí DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, and WECF – Women Engage for a Common Future, Let’s Do It Foundation.

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