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New Circular Economy package will be published early December

New Circular Economy package will be published early December

12th October 2015

A senior member of the European Commission team framing the new Circular Economy package indicated that the new package is set to be released on 2nd December. Kestutis Sadauskas, Director for the Green Economy in Brussels, confirmed the release date in his keynote address at the Scottish Resources Conference in Glasgow. Mr Sadauskas told attendees the package will in part focus on separate collection of materials to improve the strength of the secondary materials markets by increasing the quality of the collected materials. Mr Sadauskas also mentioned that a great number of responses to the consultation called for legislation on food waste, and that small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and packaging were highlighted as two materials where some intervention may be necessary.