Category: Circular Policies

The Plastic Pathway towards Circularity

It is a little over a year since the EU introduced a landmark directive limiting the production of single-use plastics. This set out a series of targets but allowed member states to introduce their own legislation to meet these goals. The Netherlands and Germany took this next step recently, announcing bans on certain single-use plastic products. The German Cabinet introduced a ban on single-use cutlery and plates, plastic stirring sticks…

Place-based circular economy transition strategy

VELTHA’s direct experiences and collaborations with regional authorities in SCREEN and REPLACE projects, as well as in the Policy Lab, lead to the acknowledgement of the local institutions as key players in the promotion of the transition toward a circular economy: in fact, these have a deep knowledge of their territories and the availability of European indirect funding to dedicate to the transition.  The strategical framework to promote the transition…

3+1 policies to get out of the COVID crisis trough Circular Economy

On the 21st of April, the President of the European Council and the President of the EU Commission presented the need to invest massively in the circular economy as part of the EU post-COVID19 recovery strategy.   The same priority to CE has been given by several member states, for example, Italy has placed this for the first time in the history of the country, the transition within the Economic planning…