Sustainable products in a circular economy



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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.


MEP Jan Huitema, rapporteur of the new Circular Economy Action Plan

Keynote speaker - Role of product design for the circular economy

Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of the UN International Resource Panel; former European Commissioner for Environment, and previously Commissioner for Research

Representatives of European Commission - DG Environment: presentation of the planned EU sustainable product policy initiative

Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit, Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption

Exchange of views with sectors and stakeholders on the planned EU sustainable products policy initiative, with a special focus on textiles and furniture

Valérie Boiten, Senior Policy Officer Circular Economy and Textiles, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Emmanuel Katrakis, Secretary General, European Recycling Industries' Confederation (EuRIC)

Marieke Akerboom, Circular Cities Director, Worn Again Technologies

Per Stoltz, IKEA Resources and Waste Manager, Ingka group

Stephane Arditi, European Environment Bureau / Coolproducts


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