Danubius International Conferences, 7th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Romania in the face of the Changing the Economic Paradigm: the Circular Economy

Mihai-Cristian Trandafir
Last modified: 2017-06-19


In a context where, according to official statistics at European level, each person uses about 15 tons of material per year, generating over 4.5 tons of waste, half of which is dumped, it is obvious that the linear and Has reached its limits. In the face of the global exhaustion of natural resources, the circular economy, designed to ensure the long-term health of the planet, becomes the solution and challenge of the 21st century. The paper analyzes the concept of circular economy, from the perspective of the principles, the risks and benefits involved, as well as the European legislation aimed at implementing the circular economy. The work is current and particularly important given the situation of Romania's infringement due to landfills.  The analysis is supported by the latest official statistical data and  European legislation on the circular economy. The main conclusion of the paper is that  Romania is only at the beginning of the road to the circular economy and it is necessary to actively involve both the authorities and the entire civil society