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    Laszlo Borbely: “The circular economy action plan will have a positive impact of 1.4 billion euros”

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    The Department for Sustainable Development within the Government of Romania, in partnership with the Community Links Association, organized the event “Circular Economy in Romania”, dedicated to the Circular Economy Action Plan for Romania (PAEC).

    The PAEC was developed taking into account Romania’s need to contribute to achieving the general objective of climate neutrality by 2050, provided for in the European Ecological Pact, and complements the National Circular Economy Strategy (SNEC), adopted in September 2022.

    “After completing the process of making and adopting the Action Plan and the National Circular Economy Strategy, we continue to be active in facilitating implementation. Together with 80 participants we discussed the benefits and challenges of the circular economy. Beyond the technical aspects and processes, we have a clear estimate in numbers about the potential of this field: impact of 1.43 billion euros, 0.5 percent of GDP, and the creation of 70 new jobs for every 1000 tons of waste recycled in Romania,” said László Borbély, State Councillor, Coordinator of the Department for Sustainable Development.

    The period after the approval of the Circular Economy Action Plan will be marked by efforts and transformations both in state institutions and in the private environment, in order to make the transition from a linear economy, based on production and consumption, to a circular one, in that the value of products, materials and resources must be maintained for as long as possible and the generation of waste reduced to a minimum.

    On November 15, 2023, a training was held with representatives of ministries and state institutions dedicated to facilitating the implementation of the PAEC. The training was addressed directly to the members nominated in the implementation structure of the National Circular Economy Strategy and consisted of two training sessions relevant to the position and responsibilities of the participants, on the implementation of the 10Rs and the Circular Economy Indicators of PAEC. The two interactive sessions were supported by circular economy experts, with extensive experience in organizing and delivering seminars and trainings, from the “Ernest Lupan” Circular Economy and Environment Research Institute.

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