Position paper – Circular economy

The automobile industry welcomes the new European Commission’s focus on the revised Circular Economy Package and is committed to making Europe’s economy more resource efficient. Our sector has already anchored circularity by integrating the concept of the circular economy into product development, manufacturing processes and a range of new services offered by industry.

Automobiles are complex products manufactured using a large variety of raw materials, all essential to the excellent performance of a modern vehicle. Safety, eco-friendliness and comfort requirements, together with physical, chemical and economic limitations, set the framework in which our industry continuously optimises the efficient and responsible use of resources. Strong international competition automatically results in the most efficient use of resources in our products and processes.

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) calls for a well-thought-out and balanced policy approach, which addresses the full spectrum of opportunities as well as barriers and obstacles.


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