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Leonidas Milios

Leonidas Milios

Postdoctoral fellow

Leonidas Milios

Ecodesign and the Circular Economy: Conflicting Policies in Europe

Author

  • Carl Dalhammar
  • Leonidas Milios
  • Jessika Luth Richter

Summary, in English

The number of policies that address the various life cycle environmental impacts of products are increasing, especially in Europe. With the rise of the Circular Economy (CE) concept, the traditional product policies have been supported by new ones that pursue new policy objectives such as increasing product lifetimes and encourage more repairs. In this contribution we discuss principles for improving synergies and reduce conflicts among different product policies. We then outline some of the recent conflicts between policies that have emerged in the context of the CE. We conclude that often the conflicts can be mitigated, or that it is possible to reach a compromise. However, we need to accept that in many cases there is no solution that will satisfy all involved stakeholders.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Publishing year

2020-11-03

Language

English

Pages

187-198

Publication/Series

EcoDesign and Sustainability : Products, Services, and Business Models

Volume

1

Document type

Conference paper

Publisher

Springer

Topic

  • Environmental Management
  • Law and Society

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • ecodesign
  • product policy
  • policy mix

Status

Published

Project

  • Creating a repair society to advance the Circular Economy – policies, networks and people
  • Circular Economy: capturing value in waste through extended producer responsibility policies

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 978-981-15-6778-0
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-6779-7