10 Priorities to Transform EU Waste Policy

18J November 2019 | Publications

Almost 90% of material resources used in the EU are lost after their first use. A lot more effort is needed to accelerate a systemic transition to a circular economy, to drastically reduce the EU’s absolute natural resource use and greenhouse gas emissions, respecting the planetary boundaries and striving towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The European Commission’s next Circular Economy Action Plan alongside the overarching European Green Deal should consist of ambitious measures enabling waste prevention all along the value chain in all sectors, including food, construction and demolition, packaging, transport, electronics, batteries and textiles.

Download the 10 priorities here (PDF)

Press contact:
Kelly Piron
, Communication and Advocacy Officer, kelly.piron@rreuse.org