According to an analysis by the European Commission (EC), current metal recycling rates are too low, so new recycling tecnologies and imporved policies are requirred.
According to a report by the European Environmental Agency, EU member states exports more and more waste, among them but also outside Europe.
The European Parliament’s environment committee backed a proposed resource efficiency roadmap for Europe, marking an important step in EU policymakers’ efforts to decouple natural resource use from economic growth.
With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the Commission has come forward with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs.
There are 33 projects economically dubious, socially harmful and in breach of environmental law, and the EU is spending its funds in order to finance them.
The European Environment Agency (EEA)’s report shows that recycling has numerous environmental benefits including diverting waste away from landfill, thereby avoiding pollutant emissions.