Our planet is running out of resources. With global consumption expected to double in the next decades and without signs of global warming decreasing anytime soon, there is an urgent need to decouple economic growth from resource use by manufacturing products that are durable, reusable and reparable. Boosting circularity will help the environment, but will also be pivotal to the post COVID-19 economic recovery. With an upcoming opinion by Tjisse STELPSTRA (NL/ECR), regional minister of the Province of Drenthe, the CoR aims at strengthening the local and regional pillar of the new Circular Economy Action plan to place cities and regions at its core.
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