In the article “Circular economy: the end of use and dispose” we already discussed the European Union’s clear commitment to models that change the existing perception of waste, thinking about it not as a problem but as a resource.

Proof of this can be found in the Report of the European Parliament produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), published in September. A report that highlights the importance of cooperation between the waste sector, recycling companies and citizen support through an integrated infrastructure ranging from a municipal level to the European Union.

This report analyses five waste streams identified in the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy: municipal waste, packaging waste, food waste, biowaste and critical raw materials. Trends are observed and compared in different member states, as well as the development of policies and technologies, and concrete cases of real experiences in different states are studied.