Pull measures – Boosting the use of secondary raw materials for a sustainable economy

EuRIC and FEAD call for more emphasis on the demand side in the Commission Circular Economy proposals. For a Circular Economy to work in practice, waste which cannot be prevented must be capable of being recovered as a useful resource in line with the waste hierarchy. This will only happen if the recovery of those waste resources is economically viable at prices which reflect the true cost of collecting them, sorting them, recycling and marketing them to end users. It is therefore key to reward the environmental benefits of recycling and level the playing field with virgin materials. This joint statement includes a number of concrete pull measures needed to boost the use of secondary raw materials for a sustainable economy.

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