Waste as a resource
As today’s consumer society has expanded, so has the consumption of resources and the waste it produces. Domestic waste, industrial waste… the population of the EU throws away 2.7 billion tonnes of it every year, of which 98 million tonnes are hazardous. The greatest waste stream comes from construction and demolition waste. The EU’s Seventh Framework Programme supports research and innovation based solutions at transnational and international level.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) Themes: Environmental research, Environment policy and protection of the environment
- Subject: environmental policy, environmental research, Framework Programme for Research and Development, management of resources, recycling technology, waste, waste disposal, waste management, waste recycling
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