National Circular Economy Strategy has been approved.
Concept of circular economy is very wide and covers a number of related topics in production and consumption, including resource efficiency, waste hierarchy, shift to renewable resources, both for materials and energy and many others. In fact, the concept is based on the following three fundamental principles: phasing out non-recoverable waste and reducing pollution; keeping products and materials at their highest use value for as long as possible; and regenerating natural systems, biodiversity and ecosystems.
Based on preliminary analysis, which takes into account the economic contribution, environmental impacts, and challenges and opportunities in each economic sector, it can be concluded that improving the circular economy has the greatest potential in agriculture and forestry, automotive, construction, food and drink consumer goods, textiles and packaging areas. A broad approach is used in the Strategy to develop a workable governance structure and assign responsibilities for implementing the circular economy. The Strategy also introduces a general monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure timely and correct implementation.