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Publication Earnings, jobs and innovation: the role of recycling in a green economy
This short report explains the role of recycling in the green economy and examines the evidence of its contribution in Europe, focusing primarily on the economic benefits that recycling offers.
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Infographic What are the sources and impacts of marine litter?
Increasing amounts of litter are ending up in the world’s oceans and harming the health of ecosystems, killing animals and putting human health at risk. The solution lies in waste prevention and better waste management on land.
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Video Tricky waste
Europe can create jobs and encourage innovation by using resources more efficiently. Waste is a resource that we want to hold on to!
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Highlight Magic or recycling?
Transforming a bottle into a jacket may sound like magic, but it may be easier than you think. A new video from the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows some of the ingenious ways a plastic water bottle can be reused or recycled.
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Figure D source code Exports of waste plastics and selected waste metals from EU Member States, 1999–2011
a) Time series of the amounts of waste plastic exports out of and within the EU in millions of tonnes b) Time series of the amount of waste iron and steel exports out of and within the EU in million tonnes c) Time series of the amount of waste copper, aluminium and nickel exports out of and within the EU in million tonnes d) Time series of the amount of precious metals waste exports out of and within the EU in million tonnes
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Article When plastics fill our oceans
Our consumption and production patterns generate waste, a part of which ends up as litter in our oceans. Why is preventing marine litter important for the environment and the health of our seas in particular? What is Europe doing to prevent marine litter? We asked these questions to Constança Belchior, who works on marine assessments and impacts of marine litter at the European Environment Agency.
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