New guideline for standardization in Circular Economy


In January 2023 a new roadmap for standardization in Circular Economy will be presented by the German Institute for standardization (DIN). Experts from all CE areas contributed to the project within the last year.

The aim of the DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.), DKE (Deutsche Kommission Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik) and VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) standardization roadmap is to provide an overview of the status quo of standardization in the field of Circular Economy, to describe requirements and challenges for seven key topics, and to identify and formulate concrete needs for action for future standards.

In order to achieve the ambitious climate protection targets, new and revised technical rules for the circular economy are now needed. The Circular Economy standardization roadmap sets the path for this and thus drives forward the green transformation of Germany and Europe.

The Circular Economy standardization roadmap focuses on seven key topics:
-       Digitalization/Business Models/Management
-       Electrical engineering & ICT
-       Batteries
-       Packaging
-       Plastics
-       Textiles
-       Buildings & Municipalities

These are aligned with the focus topics of the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan.

500 CE experts from business, economy, science, the public sector and civil society contribute their ideas. The results will be presented in January 2023. Hopefully, the roadmap helps to strengthen CE and its role within economy and society.

C-ECO’s head of Engineering and Marketing, Peter Partel, contributed to the roadmap and was the vice leader of focus topic “Digitalization/Business Models/Management”.

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