The European Commission’s decision to ditch the Circular
The final decision has been taken and nothing could be foreseen that would change the executive’s mind at this stage, EU sources said.
The confirmation came after Karl Falkenberg, the Commission’s Director-General for the environment, told MEPs at a Parliament committee meeting that the formal decision would take place in February.
The Circular Economy package was intended to increase recycling levels and tighten rules on incineration and landfill. It consists of six bills on waste, packaging, landfill, end of life vehicles, batteries and accumulators, and electronic equipment waste.