Around 2.7 billion tonnes of waste was generated in 2010, but only about 40% of that was reused,
recycled, or composted and digested in Europe (Eurostat Waste Statistics, 2011). Considering also the
pressing need to boost employment and training opportunities, of which there is significant potential
within the field of resource efficiency, RREUSE welcomes the draft ENVI Committee own initiative
report on the Roadmap for a Resource Efficient Europe.
In response to this draft, RREUSE would like to highlight a number of factors which should be
acknowledged in order to bring out the essential role of waste prevention and reuse within the