Prohibiting the destruction of unsold goods

Types: Briefing
Published: 25 October 2021
Size: 3.77 MB

The deliberate destruction or disposal of returned or unsold goods severely contradicts two of the key objectives of the European Union’s Green Deal and Circular Economy Action Plan: the promotion of a resource-efficient, circular economy, and the reduction of waste generation.

This brief written by EEB member Ökopol aims to support the European Commission to end current practices of wasting resources, by documenting the scale of the problem, providing policy recommendations and highlighting best practices.

Prohibiting the destruction of unsold goods
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