10 policy priorities to reduce waste

Published: 14 November 2019
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As things stand, almost 90% of material resources used in the EU are lost after their first use. This means that more effort is needed to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, where waste is prevented and materials are recycled.

In this document, produced in cooperation with other Brussels-based NGOs, we highlight our 10 policy priorities to reduce waste in all sectors – including food, construction, packaging, transport, electronics, batteries and textiles.

The measures discussed in this document can help governments meet Europe’s new recycling and waste prevention targets. Check out our timeline for the implementation of the new EU laws.