Sustainable products in a circular economy
This webinar hosted by MEP Jan Huitema, who is the EP Rapporteur for the Circular Economy Action Plan, will look at concrete ways to make products in the EU more sustainable and resource efficient. It will address the core upcoming legislative initiative under the Commission´s New Circular Economy Action Plan, namely the planned Sustainable Products Policy framework, to be launched next year. This initiative will include new ecodesign standards for key product groups, making them more durable, repairable, reusable and recyclable.
The event will bring together high-level experts, policy-makers, stakeholders and the Commission to discuss concrete opportunities and challenges in relation to this emerging EU policy.
The event will also concretely focus on some key product groups which have a big environmental impact, and which are likely to be targeted by the upcoming proposals, namely textiles and furniture.
The event includes a keynote speech by Janez Potočnik, Chair of the International Resource Panel and Former Commissioner for the Environment, a presentation by the Commission about the latest state of play in the preparations of the upcoming legislative proposal, and a discussion with experts and key stakeholders.
Q: Thank you for the interesting webinar! (to Jan Huitema)
Modint | DCTV
Q: Having heard great ambitions on circular textiles the question raises: What is the status and planning of the announced (in CEAP) EU Strategy for Textiles? (to Emmanuelle Maire)
Q: The past months we experienced that the Economy-part of the Circular Economy turned out to be very fragile. In our opinion a mandatory percentage of recycled content in new products should be introduced quickly in order to secure market. Do you agree and if so, when do you think this could be arranged? (to Janez Potočnik)
HUMANA Kleidersammlung GmbH
Q: Do you think that lowering VAT on second hand goods and repair services could promote the circular economy in the textile sector, and can the EU make an impact on this? (to Emmanuelle Maire)
HUMANA Kleidersammlung GmbH
Q: Textiles consumed in the EU: you mention 26 kg per person. Please bear in mind that this is the figure for clothes, carpets, tents, etc. The figure for clothes and household items is somewhere around 16-17 kg/person. (to Emmanuel Katrakis)
Q: a set of policy instruments*, Sorry (to Emmanuelle Maire)
Q: Dear Mrs Maire: Could you outline a set policy instruments that have been considered to incentivize manufacturers of consumers' electronics and ICTs to improve the durability and the upgradability of their products? (to Emmanuelle Maire)
Q: It is hard to see the slides
Q: can you move to the duplicate screen ode?
Siegfried Anton Schmuck
Q: Dear Janez Potocnik, how can we ensure that external costs are internalised FULLY into products and how can we ensure that the market economy can adopt this as quickly as possible? Many thanks, Siegfried Anton (to Janez Potočnik)