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19. Januar 2024


Policy options to enhance circularity


19. Januar 2024
09:30 - 16:30


Elinor Ostrom Hall
DIW Berlin
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin


Tim Breker, Vytal, Dagmar Glatz, DM, Manuel Bickel, Wuppertal Institute, Carl Dalhammer, Lund University, Carolina Gregorio, DOW, Agnieszka Czaplicka, Reform Institut, Sophie Behr, Xi Sun

The European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan (2020) introduced initiatives to establish a coherent product policy framework focusing on the entire life cycle of products. This Action Plan targets regulations on product design to promote circular economy processes and reduce of waste creation. Together with the subsequent Sustainable Product Regulation and further revisions of regulations on prioritized products (e.g. packaging, plastics, construction materials and end-of-life vehicles), they provide a unique opportunity to meet the needs of industries along the value chain in achieving a transition towards a decarbonized, resource-efficient and circular economy.

This workshop brings together researchers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders to explore the challenges and policy needs for high-quality raw material recycling and develop a joint research agenda. During this workshop, bottlenecks for high-quality recycling will be explored and potential challenges under the current and upcoming policy framework will be identified with the objective of contributing to the development of comprehensive policy recommendations for the strengthening of the circular economy.


Sophie Behr (DIW Berlin), Policy options to enhance Circularity (PDF, 220.13 KB)

Xi Sun (DIW Berlin), Value Recycling Policy Package (PDF, 507.34 KB)

Dagmar Glatz (DM), What is missing to unfold the dynamics in the field of recycling plastic materials in products and packaging? (PDF, 452.71 KB)

Agnieszka Czaplicka (Reform Institut), Harmonization of governance (PDF, 354.09 KB)

Manuel Bickel (Wuppertal Institut), Circular product-service-systems (PDF, 2.25 MB)

Carolina Gregorio (DOW),  Circularity and Net Zero (PDF, 3.65 MB)

Carl Dalhammar (Lund University), Increasing the lifespan of products (PDF, 0.73 MB)



Sophie Behr
Sophie Behr

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Abteilung Klimapolitik

Xi Sun
Xi Sun

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in der Abteilung Klimapolitik