Renewable Matter # 4 / June

Championing the Circular Cause

Interview with Sirpa Pietik�inen

edited by Joanna Dupont-Inglis, interview with Sirpa Pietikäinen


Sirpa Pietikainen is leading advocate for the EU bioeconomy and Rapporteur on the EP’s Own Initiative Report on the Circular Economy. “Even several manufacturers realized that an inefficient or unsustainable use of resources generates waste and costs where efficiency and profits could be achieved. We have to ensure growing benefits for consumers and competitiveness using only one tenth of the materials currently used.”



There has been an overwhelming interest in the circular economy, from industry to NGOs to member state officials – why do you think this is?

I think it’s because many people, from a broad range of sectors, see that...

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