Action Plan for the Circular Economy (Communication)

With new ecodesign rules, the European Commission wants to avoid the creation of waste or else enable it to be re-used in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way. In addition, EU quality standards for secondary raw materials will be developed.


Ecodesign requirements restrict the design possibilities for manufacturers and the options available to consumers. Uniform EU standards for secondary raw materials make them easier to trade in the EU and thus prevent dependency on primary raw materials.