Analysis: Is EC the missing link in the circular economy?

London – The European Commission will need close collaboration with industry and accurate and reliable data if it is to have any chance of reaching the step-change in resource efficiency targeted by its circular economy policy.

But, according to Patrick Thomas, president of European plastics manufacturers association PlasticsEurope and CEO of Covestro, the first information material to come out on the circular economy contained “a lot of numbers, which were pretty much guesswork: sometimes informed, sometimes uninformed.”

Speaking at a PlasticsEurope forum during K2016, he argued, if…

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