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The Resource Association has issued a challenge to all political parties vying for power in the 2017 General Election to respond to the potential of the circular economy and better resource efficiency in their election manifestos.
Image for ESA calls for manifestos to include strong commitment to resource economy
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called on UK political parties to commit to building a strong and competitive resource economy in their manifestos.
Image for INCPEN backs use of coffee cups and plastic bottles in Parliamentary inquiry
The use of plastic bottles and coffee cups for consumers to drink on-the-go has been supported by INCPEN in its submission to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry on disposable drinks packaging.
Image for ESA calls for planning system to be aligned with circular economy
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has set out a number of recommendations to more closely align the planning system with the strategic objectives of the circular economy. 
Image for CIWM says Brexit should not mean end to EU environmental legislation in UK law
Following the triggering of Article 50 and the publication of the Great Repeal Bill, CIWM has said that UK environmental policy must not be eroded post-Brexit or sacrificed in trade deal negotiations.
Image for ESA warns that European circular economy plans must be realistic
Proposals put forward by the European Parliament need to be more realistic to ensure a circular economy, according to the ESA.
Image for MEPs defy European Commission by backing higher recycling targets
The European Parliament has voted to adopt higher recycling targets that were originally proposed as part of the Circular Economy Package rather than accept lower targets proposed by the current European Commission.
Image for New chair for Circular Economy Task Force
Dr Colin Church has been appointed as the new chair of the business-led Circular Economy Task Force. 
Image for Budget brings about higher packaging targets
The Chancellor Phllip Hammond has confirmed in the Budget that packaging targets are to rise.
Image for Brexit opportunity for UK to save £2 billion from new waste policy says Policy Exchange
In a major new report, Going Round in Circles, Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. 
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Circular Economy Roundtable Discussion Part 3

The final part of our discussion, looking at the business opportunities in the circular economy.

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Circular Economy Roundtable Discussion Part 2

Part 2 of this three-part discussion looks at the practical implications of the circular economy

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