Tagged with circular economy

EIB has updated its Circular Economy Guide

EIB has updated its Circular Economy Guide

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has published an updated version of its Circular Economy Guide. The Guide aligns with the European Commission’s recently adopted Circular Economy Action Plan, one of the main pillars of the European Green Deal. It also integrates the findings of report, Categorisation system for the circular economy, drafted by the European … Continue reading

New EEA briefing on construction and demolition waste

New EEA briefing on construction and demolition waste

Construction and demolition waste makes up just over one third of total waste generation in the EU. Despite relatively high recovery rates of used materials, Europe’s construction sector will need to be even more ambitious in its waste management practices if it is to fully embrace Europe’s circular economy. According to a European Environment Agency … Continue reading

New EEA briefing presents the latest evidence on environmental and climate impacts from the consumption of textile products ranging from clothing and footwear to carpets and furniture in the EU

New EEA briefing presents the latest evidence on environmental and climate impacts from the consumption of textile products ranging from clothing and footwear to carpets and furniture in the EU

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union (EU) uses annually about 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water per person, according to a European Environment Agency briefing, published this week. A wide-scale change towards circular economy in textiles production and consumption is needed to reduce … Continue reading

EEA briefings show reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem and to foster a more circular economy

EEA briefings show reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem and to foster a more circular economy

Improved circular and climate-friendly business models and policies to boost reuse and recycling, plus improved consumer awareness will help the European Union tackle the growing problem posed by plastic, battery, electronic and textile waste, according to two European Environment Agency (EEA) briefings published recently.   Reuse and recycling are key to tackling Europe’s waste problem … Continue reading

New report from the European Environment Agency on the circular economy

New report from the European Environment Agency on the circular economy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. However, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published this week, circular economy initiatives in Europe are still at an early stage and would benefit from more investments in upscaling promising innovations and … Continue reading