The European Commission has set an ambitious agenda to transform the EU economy into a circular one, where the value of products and materials is maintained as much as possible, yielding significant economic benefits. Go to Environmental Protection
Our current linear economy is not sustainable. The transition to a more circular economy could bring benefits, including reducing environmental pressures, by decoupling resource consumption, improving security of raw material supply and increased competitiveness, innovation, growth and jobs. However, there are also challenges, such as funding, key actors and accelerators, skills, consumer behavior, business models, multilevel governance.