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Legislative drivers for the circularity of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs)

15 May 2023

Position of EU Recyclers on proposal for a Critical Raw Materials Regulation 

The European Recycling Industry welcomes the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a Regulation on Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) [COM (2023) 160] and acknowledges the Commission’s commitment to set ambitious measures to boost the circularity of CRMs, which are often indispensable inputs for a wide set of strategic sectors including renewable energy.

This paper outlines the position of the European Recycling Industry on the aforementioned proposal and is meant as a response to the EC open public consultation. EuRIC looks forward to working closely with the European Commission and the co-legislators to ensure the introduction of harmonized rules on critical raw materials that promote the Union’s circular economy targets. The recycling industry stands ready to provide support in the development of delegated acts and implementing provisions.