Standards on Circular Economy

Standards for Circular Economy or Circularity of products has become a popular and trending topic in European and International standards, and it is affecting an increasing number of products of a wide range of sectors - EN standards; EU standards


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Resilient, textile, laminate and modular mechanical locked floor coverings - Circular Economy - Terms and definitions

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 134

Furniture - Circularity - Evaluation method for dis/re-assembly capability

60.60 Standard published

CEN/TC 207

Resilient, textile, laminate and modular mechanical locked floor coverings - Circular economy and sustainability - Recommendations/guidelines for design

50.60 Close of voting. Proof returned by secretariat

CEN/TC 134

Reuse of PV modules and circular economy

20.99 WD approved for registration as CD

TC 82

International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 193: Circular economy and material efficiency

30.60 Close of voting/ comment period

TC 1

Circular economy — Measuring and assessing circularity performance

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 323

Textiles - Circular economy for textile products — Part 1: Categorisation of and requirements on non-virgin input materials

00.00 Proposal for new project received

ISO/TC 38

Textiles - Circular economy for textile products — Part 2: General principles and guidance

00.00 Proposal for new project received

ISO/TC 38

Textiles - Circular economy for textile products — Part 3: Design for circularity

00.00 Proposal for new project received

ISO/TC 38

Efficient use and management of resources in the circular economy - Good practices for replicability

00.00 Proposal for new project received

ISO/TC 323

European Standards and International standards are being developed in the field of Circular Economy.

Some of them are horizontal standards covering European-specific prerequisites, legislation, and policies. These standards provide recommendations, requirements, methodologies and tools to support and measure the transition towards a circular economy, whilst contributing to a sustainable green economy. These standards are being developed by the Technical Committee CEN/TC 473 - Circular Economy which was established in 2023 by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), or by the ISO/TC 323 - Circular Economy established by the International Standardization Organization (ISO).

In addition to horizontal aspects of Circular Economy, there are a set of Technical Bodies developing material-specific or product-specific or sector-specific standards Europe.

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