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Commission’s proposals on VAT is an excellent supportive measure to realise circular economy’s goals and benefits

FEAD members consider the VAT rates as a useful instrument to pursue EU’s political, economic and environmental objectives, therefore the private waste and resource management industry welcomes the newly proposed rules by the European Commission to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT).

Whereas the European Commission is continuing to explore several routes to boost the demand of recyclates, FEAD strongly believes that fiscal incentives to this regard should also be considered, such as lower or zero VAT rates on products with recycled content.

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FEAD members welcome the publication of the Plastics Strategy as a step forward for designing a new vision for plastics as part of the transition to a circular economy.

FEAD members welcome the accelerated work on the interface aspects between chemicals, waste and product policies which will contribute to creating confidence in recycled plastics by manufacturers who need quality and supply certainty.

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Yes, Europe needs a new plastics strategy!

FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier stresses the need to increase the use of recyclates in new products and move to real 'circular design'

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FEAD President Jean-Marc Boursier has been admitted as a member of the Coordinators Group at the European CE Platform occupying one of the six available seats provided for business. The Platform is an initiative from the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission.

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Jean-Marc BOURSIER appointed as new FEAD President

FEAD Biennial Conference: Driving Circularity in Europe’s Industries

At its General Assembly on 21 June 2017 in Paris, FEAD appointed Jean-Marc Boursier as its new President taking over from David Palmer-Jones who successfully chaired the European Federation of waste and resource management for three years during an exciting period revising the Circular Economy Package. Read the full press release here