Module 2

European and national laws, regulations and certifications for the circular economy in the foundry sector

The legislation we should we know to make the foundry as circular as possible.

Unit 1

European Action Plan for the Circular Economy


1 – Which one is does not go in line with the European Action Plan for the Circular Economy?

  • a) It is defined a Sustainable Product Policy Framework
  • b) Circular Economy Action Plan provides a future-oriented agenda for achieving a cleaner and more competitive Europe in co-creation with economic actors, consumers, citizens and civil society organisations.
  • c) European Action Plan for the Circular Economy traditionally follows the “take-make-dispose” step-by-step plan.
  • d) It is progressive, yet irreversible transition to a sustainable economic system, an indispensable part of the new EU industrial strategy.

2 – The action plan follows some general and important lines. Mark the one that does not apply:

  • a) Enhanced waste policy in support of waste prevention and circularity
  • b) Enhancing circularity in a toxic environment
  • c) Creating a well-functioning EU market for secondary raw materials
  • d) Addressing waste exports from the EU

3 – Actions to reduce industrial emissions in foundry sector:

  • a) To reduce emissions, one of the main aspects that must not be controlled, is the energy.
  • b) One solution to reduce emissions, is not fuel switching.
  • c) Renewing machinery of the production plant could lead to more emissions.
  • d) One significant action that has been utilized by foundries is heat recovery.