Training for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors

Policy Toolkit for Carpet Circularity in EU Member States

This report was released on the 21st November 2018, commissioned by Changing Markets. It looks at the opportunities to reduce the environmental and health impacts of carpet and increase carpet circularity. The work takes the form of a toolkit that national governments and the EU can use to inform their decisions on the best policies to implement to encourage more circular practices in the carpet industry. The toolkit offers options to facilitate change from both the supply and demand sides. The report outlines two policy packages:

_A fully mandatory extended producer responsibility (EPR)-led approach, designed to meet the needs of Member States with the highest circular economy ambitions; and
_An alternative where EPR is not immediately possible, using additional ‘essential requirements’ to drive eco-design and mandatory take back and taxes being used to respectively facilitate and pay for the waste management aspects.

The report also provides greater detail on individual policy measures and how each one might best be applied to foster a circular economy.

This report is available free of charge.