22 Mar 2017

Position Paper on the Waste Framework, WEEE2 and Battery Directives

Position Paper on the Waste Framework, WEEE2 and Battery Directives

DIGITALEUROPE, the European association representing the digital industry, supports the Commission’s initiative to address the challenges of moving to a Circular Economy. The digital industry is very positive about the circular economy and strongly supports moves to implement circular economy practices and thinking. Indeed, our members are early adopters of many best practices examples mentioned in the Circular Economy Package Communication.

Nevertheless, we need to ensure that any additional requirements stemming from the Waste Framework, WEEE2 or Battery Directives are workable for industry and do not hamper further developments and innovation. With this in mind, we recommend that policymakers consider the following key recommendations:

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