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Making the circular economy work means working together

Opening the first conference on circular economy dedicated to retail and wholesale, EuroCommerce President Régis Degelcke said: “If there are three words we should all think of in terms of the circular economy, they are cooperation, consistency and commitment. Retailers and wholesalers are pushing and will – push ahead with creating sustainable solutions, but these can only be effective with the active and committed participation of all, working together to achieve the right results across all sectors.”

Delivering a keynote address on the state of play in circular economy, Janez Potočnik, former EU Commissioner for the Environment, and current co-chair of the UN International Resource Panel, said: “With growing population and increased pressure on resources, circular economy is not an environmental policy, it’s a logical solution to the challenges faced  in the 21st century: we need to change the way we produce, we consume and we live.”

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"The Narratives"

EuroCommerce Narrative on Retail and Wholesale in a changing world…

The world is changing rapidly. Retailers and wholesalers have repeatedly shown how resilient and adaptive they are, and are moving ahead with embracing this change, providing value to customers, suppliers, and society at large. This great story is worth telling – both to the sector and to the wider world. And the story needs to say clearly what we want from the EU and from national governments to make our sector sustainably competitive.

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"The Narratives"