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Circular economy: watch the EUROFER Circular Economy webinar of 3 February 2021
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EUROFER Engage | Webinar - The Circular Economy Action Plan: from Proposal to Reality
Missed this webinar? You can watch it below.
In 2020, the EU published a Circular Economy Action Plan. This Action Plan is an important step in developing a truly circular economy in Europe.
EUROFER is holding a webinar on 3 February 2021, starting from 10:30. This webinar will explore the latest policy changes the EU is planning, and what they mean for the sustainability of products policy, resource efficiency and the EU’s climate change objectives.
As the EU’s circular action plan takes shape, it is more important than ever to identify the right policies to ensure that the right materials are used for the right applications, that they can be recovered, recycled and remanufactured, and that the absolute minimum of waste is produced from the cycle.
EUROFER’s views on how steel can support the circular economy were also be presented – arguing that steel is an excellent example of the circular economy in practice.
Brussels, 15 September 2021 – In her second State of the Union address, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen set out the Green Deal as a major achievement and a cornerstone for the future of the EU. The steel industry is a world leader in decarbonisation and innovation, and has the ambition of reducing its emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. But it will be successful only if the Fit for 55 Package puts the right conditions and incentives in place.
Neutrality towards technology choices, acknowledgment of transition timing and framework conditions needed as well as consistency with EU climate legislation are key factors for success, EUROFER webinar points out
Brussels, 16 August 2021 – EU28 apparent steel consumption increased (+3.6%) year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020, that was the first quarterly growth since the fourth quarter of 2019, and so it did in the first quarter of 2021 (+0.9%). Apparent steel consumption in the first quarter amounted to 36.3 million tonnes. These are further signs of recovery from the depths of the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.