Scrapping EU green plans a ‘blunder’

Draft circular economy plans will be replaced by a “more ambitious” new package later this year. But environmental and waste industry groups are outraged

Frans Timmermans: 'ambitions proposal' (photograph: Euranet)A wide range of environmental and industry groups, national governments and MEPs have criticised the European Commission’s decision to scrap key EU environmental plans.

In December, the European Commission confirmed speculation that its 2015 work programme would include withdrawal of a draft circular economy package and changing a major air pollution proposal.

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