Sustainable Waste Management in a Circular Economy
The shift from a linear to a circular economy is a major challenge for member States and their regions and municipalities. Things in this field are now changing and calling for more radical and systemic transformations, in particular with the publication last month of the New Circular Economy Action Plan by the European Commission. The range of binding European targets for waste management in a circular economy set or increased in the past years might represent a challenge for public authorities.
To support cities and regions in waste management, the Policy Learning Platform on Environment and resource efficiency of Interreg Europe has published a policy brief on sustainable waste management in a circular economy. Indeed, many policy instruments that can contribute to a circular economy (such as promoting reuse and repair, food waste reduction and recycling and landfill rehabilitation) have already been experimented and validated. These new policies could be put into place across Europe thanks to the help of the next generation of Regional Funds. So why not get inspired by the readily available solutions highlighted by various Interreg Europe projects?
Read about the reduce-reuse-recycling of waste; food waste prevention; landfill rehabilitation solutions outlined in the report HERE.