08 July 2015

Waste management policies: challenges and opportunities

Waste management policies: challenges and opportunities

On 9 June 2015, the European Parliament’s think-tank published a policy brief which aims to identify the policy challenges and opportunities relating to waste management. Entitled “Understanding waste management – Policy challenges and opportunities”, it provides some interest facts about the status of waste in Europe, noting that waste from construction accounts for 33% of the waste generated.

The mining and manufacturing sectors and households account for 29%, 11% and 8%, respectively. In terms of key challenges, the report highlights the need for better data collection at Member State level, and for tackling illegal waste shipments.

More information: Policy brief

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