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Arthur ten wolde - De Groene Zaak, More Prosperity, new jobs: A business Perspective on Circular Economy Policy

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Arthur ten wolde - De Groene Zaak, More Prosperity, new jobs: A business Perspective on Circular Economy Policy

  1. 1. More prosperity, new jobs: A business perspective on Circular Economy policy Arthur ten Wolde Manager Public Affairs Circular Economy Sustainable Business Association De Groene Zaak Master Class on Circular Economy Policy Springtij Forum, Terschelling, 25 September 2015
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  3. 3. Huge opportunities •  Up to € 600 billion per year in the EU •  3 million jobs by 2030 •  Waste reduction and reduced environmental impact 3
  4. 4. The need for government policies •  Government policies are needed accelerate and mainstream the circular economy •  Remove existing obstacles •  Improve the ‘rules of the game’ of our economy in a systems approach 4
  5. 5. 5 www.govsgocircular.com
  6. 6. What we ask: (1) Strong government policies •  Implement Green Public Procurement •  Extend binding targets to cover the full chain (reuse, repair etc.) •  Invest in circular innovation beyond traditional approaches, e.g. using Green Deals and an EU Institute for Circular Economy •  Use EU-wide legislation, harmonisation, national action plans and guidelines for member states •  Programmes for frontrunners, sectors and cross sectoral 6
  7. 7. What we ask: (2) Economic incentives Introduce economic incentives for companies and consumers to favour circular business models: •  Taxation: - Allow for VAT differentiation - Tax shift from labour to resources •  Extended Producer Responsibility 2.0 7
  8. 8. What we ask: (3) Adaptandexploitexistingmeasures,including: •  Extend Ecodesign Directive to Circular Design •  Horizon 2020 and the Eco-Innovation Programme, including calls for change of the system (economic mechanism design) 8
  9. 9. What we ask from the Dutch government: be ambitious •  Use the Dutch EU Presidency to create a strong CE Package including Green Deals •  Roll out a programme with business organisations to actually implement Green Public Procurement •  Take the lead with extended producer responsibility •  Initiate programmes for frontrunners, sectors, local and cross-sectoral approaches •  Extend the “retourpremie” scheme to other target groups, materials and actors 9
  10. 10. Thank you For the Manifesto see http://degroenezaak.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Circular- Economy-Package-Manifesto-20-5-2015.pdf For more information please contact: Arthur ten Wolde arthur.ten.wolde@degroenezaak.com De Groene Zaak Spaces Den Haag / Rode Olifant Zuid-Hollandlaan 7 2596 AL THE HAGUE THE NETHERLANDS 10

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