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Sustainable Corporate Governance

May 23rd, 2022

Sustainable businesses demand mandatory due diligence on human rights and environment for all companies.

News item and PDF Download: Position paper

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Carbon pricing

April 12th, 2022

Additional measures for carbon pricing are needed to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. It should reflect the true cost of climate impacts.

News item and PDF Download: Position paper

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Economic incentives

August, 2020

Economic incentives play a crucial role in steering market demand towards circular choices by including external costs along the value chain in the price.

Download PDF: ECESP Orientation paper

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Right to repair

April 4th, 2022

EU Right-to-repair regulation must be ambitious and apply for broadest range of products.

Download PDF: Position paper

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Chemical Recycling

December 14th, 2021

Limit EU support for chemical recycling to applications meeting 6 conditions including being net-CO2 positive.

Download PDF: Position paper

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Circularity hubs

September 10th, 2020

Green recovery in Europe can be considerably accelerated by setting up circular acceleration houses in all EU regions to support sustainable SMEs. 

Download PDF: Position paper

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Sustainable Finance: gas & nuclear

November, 12th 2021

Don’t label natural gas and nuclear as sustainable investments in the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy.

News item and PDF download: Position

 

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Sustainable Finance: scope

September, 29th 2021

EU taxonomy for sustainable investments must recognise green businesses and extend the scope.

News item and PDF download: Position

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Sustainable Finance: social

September, 14th 2021

A European social taxonomy should include social aspects in a multi cycle value chain. 

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VAT

December 9th, 2021

The updated EU VAT rules are a positive step, but low rates for many more sustainable products and services are urgently needed.

News item: Response to VAT reform 2021

Download PDF: Position paper (2018)

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Waste management

November, 17th, 2021

Pursue an EU-wide ban on landfill for non-pre-treated municipal waste by 2030 and move away from incineration.

News item and PDF download: Position on landfilling

News item: Position on waste incineration (2018)

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Carbon Border Levy

November, 12th, 2021

Expand the scope of the planned CBAM from to all industry sectors, products and services that suffer from unfair competition

News item and PDF Download: Position

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SMEs & Industrial policy

September, 30th 2021

Sustainable SME’s hold the key to the circular Economy but economic reform is needed for them to grow.

Download PDF: Position paper

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

December 2017

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) should be improved, extended, harmonised and include eco-modulation of fees

Download PDF: Position paper

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Sustainable Products

June 7, 2021

The Sustainable Product Initiative is highly welcomed but needs to support SMEs switching to circular models.

Download PDF: Position Paper

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Sustainable reporting

March 2nd, 2022

Implement the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) as of 2024, not 2025-2026.

News item and PDF download: Position

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Social Economy

April, 27th 2021

The European action plan for social economy should reflect convergence with “green”

News item and PDF download: Position

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Chemicals

June 7, 2021

Prevent substances of very high concern (SVHC) from being used in products on the EU market.

News item and PDF Download: Position

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Taxation (see also VAT)

January, 14th 2019

Taxation reform is crucial to foster delivering sustainable products and services based on True Pricing.

News item: Position

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Circular Economy

We advocate accelerated implementation of strengthened EU and member states circular economy policies with measures that really foster and mainstream circular business models.

See our position.

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Textiles and Fashion: non-EU countries

Feb, 27th, 2020

More research is needed to confirm a positive overall impact of future EU circular fashion on supplying non-EU countries.

Download PDF: Research Note

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Textile Strategy

February, 1st 2021

Bold policies are needed to support SMEs with circular models in the textile sector.

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Textile and Fashion Policy

March, 28th, 2019

Bold policies are needed to mainstream sustainable fashion.

Download PDF: Report

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Packaging waste

January 6th, 2021

Reduce packaging waste by several measures including improved Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

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Green claims

May, 31st 2022

The European Commission’s consumer protection initiative is an important step to unmask and inhibit deliberate false claims and early obsolescence practices.

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Recovery Plan

December 18th, 2020

Support SMEs in their transition towards a low-carbon circular economy by making best use of the EU budget and NextGenerationEU recovery package.

Download PDF: Letter to EU Presidency

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Circular Economy Action Plan

March 26, 2020

The main challenge will be to translate these ambitions into implemented measures able to achieve them.

News item and PDF Download: Position

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Circular Economy in Member States

September, 2nd 2019

Member states are key to create an enabling policy framework that substantially supports companies to switch to circular business models.

Download PDF: Report

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European Green Deal

December, 10 2019

We urge the EU for ambitious implementation of the European Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan.

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Sustainable Development Goals

November, 15th 2019

There is a need for companies to make the SDGs more directly actionable and measurable in terms of impact, and for governments to implement economic incentives.

See our overall Position, news item and PDF Download: Position paper

Transparency

23 January, 2019

To increase transparency, the circularity needs to be reflected in the price of end products and in public procurement.

News item and PDF Downloads: Position

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Plastics Strategy

February, 19th 2018

We welcome the EU Plastics Strategy but it requires ambitious implementation.

Download PDF: Position Paper

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Single-Use Plastics

December, 21st 2018

Ecopreneur.eu welcomes new directive for single-use plastics, but much more is needed to reduce plastic waste.

News item and PDF Download: Position

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