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Schermafbeelding 2021-09-28 om 09.40.19 paper: Why Sustainable SMEs hold the Key to the Circular Economy

September 30th, 2021

What is blocking the innovation potential of sustainable SMEs and how can it be fully unleashed? 

Download PDF: Full paper and Executive summary (also available in German)

20200502_BlueCity_Circulaireprogrammering_MKBDAG_WeekvdCE_Wijnand-van-Til_5004-orja5eu3fv0x9uzqh1u5y51814lee7m5q47becyo7q advocates circular acceleration houses in all EU regions

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 and start-ups with developing and implementing low-carbon circular models. 

Download PDF: Ecopreneur_eu position on Circular Acceleration Houses

EP Reserach Note Impact study cover part Research Note: Circular Fashion and textile producing countries

Can developing economies leapfrog to a circular economy? A first inventory of the potential impact of an EU circular fashion industry on non-European countries.

The research note with this preliminary study can be downloaded here.


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Letter to EU about Green Deal Letter: Green companies urge EU to implement Green Deal with strong price incentives.

Click here for the letter and here to co-sign or support

sdg-chart paper: What is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

November 15th, 2019

To obtain all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tough interventions are needed that address the problems head-on. Only the transition to a circular economy can create the required systems change. A new paper explains how the SDGs and circular economy are connected and what measures are needed. 

Download PDF: EcopreneurEU SDG paper 2019

Ecopreneur paper: Strong Circular Economy policies needed to meet the climate goals

September 26nd, 2019

About 50 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions are related to materials and the manufacturing of products. Strong Circular Economy policies are therefore needed to meet the climate goals. has worked out far-reaching proposals as input for the EU Green Deal.

Download PDF: EcopreneurEU Climate and Circular Economy paper 2019

Ecopreneur Circular Economy Update report 2019

September 2nd, 2019

An report with an overview of circular economy policies in all EU member states. Final report including new infographics and comments received on draft version published in May

Ecopreneur report “Circular Fashion Advocacy”

March 28th, 2019

An report on circular fashion advocacy proposing a strategy towards a circular fashion industry in Europe, as part of a project based on a grant by C&A Foundation.

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Annual Report 2017

An overview of the activities – political advocacy work, events and developments – of in 2017. Enjoy reading!

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Handout_Cover and UnternehmensGrün e.V. develop Handout for Green Start-ups.

The handout was part of the project “Greening Europe’s Economy 2016” which was financially supported by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) with funds of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Download PDF: Handout Green Startups 2017


Plastics Strategy of the European Commission requires ambitious implementation

February 19th, 2018 welcomes the recent Plastics Strategy of the European Commission. Many of our 2500 partner companies use plastics in their packaging and/or products. We fully support the key commitments for action at the EU level towards the goal of ensuring that all plastic packaging is recyclable by 2030.
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Companies call upon the G20 to seize the circular economy momentum – Business Manifesto

Companies including multinationals and 2000 SMEs call upon the G20 to seize the “circular economy” momentum with measures to boost demand and transparency for circular products and services.

eu-2293403_1920 position on the draft Simona Bonafè report on amendment of the Waste Directive welcomes the first draft report by Simona Bonafè (24.5.2016) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (COM(2015)0595 – C8-0382/2015 – 2015/0275(COD)).

Download PDF: Ecopreneur-Position-on-Simona-Bonafe-report

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Ecopreneur position on the Communication and Commission Staff Working Document Options to address the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation, the European Sustainable Business Federation, welcomes the Communication from the European Commission on the interface between chemical, product and waste legislation (16.1.2018 COM(2018) 32).

Download PDF: Ecopreneur-response-to-EC-proposal-on-Interface-CPW


Listing and links of the annual reports of the previous years:

Annual Report 2016 Ecopreneur

Annual Report 2015 Ecopreneur

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