British Standard on the Circular Economy BS8001   The move to a ‘circular economy’ has been identified as a significant opportunity for UK business. It will contribute towards a resource efficient and low-carbon economy, reducing costs and supply chain risks, while generating economic and social value. Following a recent review of waste policies, it was recommended that government “work with standard setting organizations to encourage inclusion of more waste prevention requirements in … product standards” prompting BSI to produce a due diligence report into existing standards, followed by a stakeholder forum to identify gaps and priority areas for standardization.

The standard is due out in spring 2017 and views are being sought.

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