The EU wants products to be recyclable, repairable and designed to last longer, according to measures proposed by the bloc's environment commissioner. The European Commission dubbed the action plan "Circular Economy."
The European Commission is proposing more aggressive waste-reduction targets and sustainability laws, the EU's top governing body announced on Wednesday.
"The goal, in the end, is decoupling resource extraction from our economic growth," Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius told reporters in Brussels.
"The linear growth model of take, make, use and discard has reached its limits," the Lithuanian commissioner added.
Under the new "Circular Economy" action plan, products would be recyclable, more durable and easier to repair. The bloc aims to cut waste in half by 2030.