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Consultation Session: An EU action plan for the Circular Economy

1 February 2016

On February 1, 2016, MEUSAC, in collaboration with the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change (MSDEC) and the Malta Environment Planning Authority (MEPA), organised a consultation session focused on the Circular Economy Package which aims to stimulate Europe’s transition towards a circular economy. This is expected to boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and lead to a stronger job market.

A particular priority of the circular economy package is to ensure that products, materials and resources remain in circulation within the economy for as long as possible. The package aims at providing various solutions to realise this goal and also sets targets related to waste management for 2030 and 2035.

These include:
• A common EU target for recycling 75% of packaging waste by 2030;
• A common EU target for recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2030, allowing Malta and another six Member States the possibility of achieving this target by 2035;
• Early warning systems to anticipate and avoid possible compliance difficulties in Member States.

During the consultation session, held at Europe House in Valletta, the contents of the package were explained by MEPA officials, and those present were also given the opportunity to speak with regards the package and its potential implications.

You may wish to submit your comments by sending an email to: eu.affairs@mepa.org.mt.




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