On 17 November, during a Politico event “Bringing circularity in e-commerce”, industry demanded circularity in the e-commerce sector. In her response, Rozalina Petrova, a member of Sinkevičius’ cabinet responsible for implementing the Circular Economy Action Plan, said the key is for companies to make high-quality first-hand goods.
She also said the Sustainable Products Initiative — which the Commission is expected to present early next year — will “provide the basis for prolonging the life of goods.” Petrova said obligations on manufacturers to provide spare parts “will be considered” in the Commission’s future initiatives, and that the right to repair “is something which [the Commission] will be working very intensively on from different points of view.” The Commission is expected to present its legislative proposal on the right to repair in Q3 2022.