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Circular economy opportunities for digital products

The joint policy paper by Zero Waste Europe, ECOS, EEB, IFIXIT and Rreuse complements Digital Europe's publication “The Contribution of the Digital Industry in a Circular Economy” with additional perspectives, and challenge the digital industry's conclusions with regard to policy options.

Available in English


Seizing the opportunity: using plastic only where it makes sense
The policy paper looks at existing alternatives to fast-moving and short-lived plastic applications, and calls for the
EU to introduce reduction targets for single-use plastics within the EU Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy.

Available in English


Climate Finance for the Waste Management Sector - Guidance for Policy-Makers and Project Developers

This policy briefing looks at the false climate solutions promoted by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The false solutions including the burning of refuse derived fuel (RDF) are emitters of greenhouse gases and could undermine the GCF's climate mitigation efforts.

Available in English


A briefing paper on the use of embodied energy in product policy. The paper looks at the basis for an indicator of the energy which is embodied in a product and how this could be used to reinforce circular economy practice.

 

Available in: English


A guide on how to run zero waste events. Produced by Zero Waste France, and translated by Zero Waste Europe.

Available in: English


 
This position paper outlines that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), if used well, can be one of the cornerstones of the transition towards a circular economy. It is a tool that has the potential to provide economic incentives for producers to better design their products, while better implementing the polluter pays principle and penalizing non-circular products.

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