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Less is more: resource efficiency through waste collection, recycling and reuse | Friends of the Earth Europe

March 29, 2013

Less is more: resource efficiency through waste collection, recycling and reuse | Friends of the Earth Europe.

The European Union currently landfills and incinerates 60% of municipal waste. Valuable materials which could be recycled or re-used are being thrown away as rubbish, contributing to demand for more raw materials.

In the case of textiles, for example, Europeans discard 5.8 million tonnes every year, with 75% going to landfill or incineration and only 25% being recycled.

The study concludes that in order to move to a zero-waste Europe, higher recycling targets need to be accompanied with targets for reuse and waste prevention.

Informação divulgada por Friends of the Earth International de que SSF/RIO é amigo e apoia.

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