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EU launches global alliance for circular economy

The European Commission has launched a global alliance for circular economy and resource efficiency, Euwid reports.

Launched at the end of February on the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly, the alliance, Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency Gacere, aims to bring together governments, networks and organizations to provide a global impetus for initiatives on circular economy, resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production, according to the EU Commission. Eleven countries (Canada, Chile, Colombia, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa) and the EU have joined the alliance so far, is said. Commenting on the launch of Gacere, EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said, "The transition to a resource-efficient, clean and circular economy is increasingly recognized as an imperative to address the environmental crises facing the world." With the global alliance, he said, the EU is "demonstrating its commitment to championing these issues worldwide." At the next United Nations Environment Assembly, which is scheduled as a face-to-face event in February 2022, Euwid further reports, one of the goals will be to push for an international agreement on plastic waste.



  • Euwid Recycling and Waste Management 10/2021 (9/3/2021)
  • Photo: © EU Commission

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