In its issue group ‘Resource Efficiency‘ meeting on 24th September 2015, JBCE welcomed Prof. Dr. Helmut Maurer of DG Environment (Unit A2 ‘Waste Management and Recycling’) as guest speaker. He talked about Circular Economy also with a view to the Package expected to be published by the EU Commission in December. He focused on all aspects of waste management and stressed the importance of product design. In the Q&A session Dr. Maurer answered specific questions of the members on consumer behaviour and education, the need for regulation and how to enforce it as well as various other topics. Issue group ‘Resource Efficiency’ hopes to continue this fruitful exchange of information.