Position Papers & Publications


Press Release: First announcement Circularity Check

Brussels, Jan. 30th, 2018: How circular are the products and services your company puts on the market? Ecopreneur.eu is preparing the launch of a user-friendly and free Circularity Check in the form of an online questionnaire, in cooperation with CSR Netherlands / De Groene Zaak and Circular IQ. Read more:

Reflecting on the future of Europe - the environmental dimension

September, 2017

On September 18th, 2017, Ecopreneur.eu was invited to the CoR ENVE Commission’s debate on „Reflecting on the future of Europe - the environmental dimension“. President Marjolein Demmers outlined what leading sustainable businesses expect from Europe .

Companies call upon the G20 to seize the circular economy momentum – Business Manifesto

May 2017

Companies including multinationals and 2000 SMEs call upon the G20 to to

seize the “circular economy” momentum with measures to boost demand and

transparency for circular products and services.

Adequate amendment of the EU VAT directive important to boost the circular economy

March 2017
Ecopreneur.eu calls for amendment of the EU VAT Directive 2006/112/EC to allow a low VAT rate for circular goods and services.






In close cooperation with Ecopreneur.eu, UnternehmensGrün e.V. developed a Handout for Green Start-ups.

March 2017
The handout was part of the project “Greening Europe’s Economy 2016” which was financially supported by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) with funds of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Ecopreneur.eu position on the draft Simona Bonafè report on amendment of the Waste Directive

June 2016

Ecopreneur.eu welcomes the first draft report by Simona Bonafè (24.5.2016) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (COM(2015)0595 – C8-0382/2015 – 2015/0275(COD)).


Annual Report 2016

July 2017

What events, publications and activities were pursued in 2016? Take a look:







Improvement of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) crucial for circular economy

April 2016

Ecopreneur.eu and its member organizations believe that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is crucial for realizing the circular economy.


Green Action Plan for SMEs: opportunities and challenges

February 2016

Ecopreneur.eu recommends several improvements of the " Green Action Plan for SMEs: opportunities and challenges", published by the EU Commission, for facilitating the transformation.




November 1st, 2017:

The first newsletter of Ecopreneur.eu was released.

Read the whole newsletter here >>