In the second of a series of Opinion pieces on the Circular Economy, David Palmer-Jones, President of the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD), and CEO of SUEZ UK, explains why private sector investment is the key to making progress towards a more circular economy in Europe and closing the gap in performance between Member States.

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David Palmer-Jones, President of FEAD, explains why the European Commission's revised Circular Economy package must contain credible and effective measures to boost demand for secondary raw materials.

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The annual BDE Conference will take place on 11 June 2015 in Berlin. The language of the conference will be German.

FEAD together with other representatives from industry, NGOs, municipalities and public service providers co-signed an open letter to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker regarding the withdrawal and renewed discussion of the circular economy package.

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This year, the FEAD Conference will take place in London on 22-23 June. FEAD is hosting the event in conjunction with our UK member association, ESA (Environmental Services Association).

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FEAD was invited to speak at the hearing on the Circular Economy Package organised by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee on 22 January 2015. In his speech, FEAD’s Vice-President Peter Kurth called upon the Parliament to keep putting pressure on the European Commission to retain the Circular Economy package in its Work Programme for 2015.

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7 October 2014, Palais des Académies, Brussels

FEAD President Mr David Palmer-Jones set out FEAD's vision of the policies needed to allow the industry to play its full part in achieving a more sustainable and prosperous European economy. 

The event gathered representatives from the European institutions, the waste and resources management industry and several other stakeholders.