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Figure Price of fossil fuels and metals
Fuel price index and metals price index evolution from 1980 to 2010
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Highlight Recycling industry can boost the European economy
Recycling has multiple benefits for many areas of the economy – providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation. These economic benefits of recycling are examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers the recycling industry in the context of building a 'green economy', a major European policy objective.
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Figure Recycling rates for packaging waste in 2007 by country
Generation and recycling of packaging waste in the member countries of the European Environment Agency. The data show that 18 countries in 2007 met the 2008 target of the Packaging Waste Directive (2004/12/EC) to recycle at least 55% of packaging waste generated, and one country missed the 2001 target to recycle at least 25%.
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Figure Recycling rates for packaging waste in 2009 by country
Generation and recycling of packaging waste in the member countries of the European Environment Agency. The data show that 17 countries in 2009 met the 2009 target of the Packaging Waste Directive (2004/12/EC) to recycle at least 55% of packaging waste generated, and two countries missed the 2001 target to recycle at least 25%.
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Publication Resource efficiency in Europe — Policies and approaches in 31 EEA member and cooperating countries
This report provides an overview of resource efficiency policies and instruments in 31 member and cooperating countries of the European Environment Agency network (Eionet). A detailed survey was conducted during the first half of 2011 to collect, analyse and disseminate information about national experiences in developing and implementing resource efficiency policies, and to facilitate sharing of experiences and good practice. The report reviews national approaches to resource efficiency and explores similarities and differences in policies, strategies, indicators and targets, policy drivers and institutional setup and information gaps. It concludes with some EEA considerations for future policies on resource efficiency which could be considered in developing future resource efficiency policies at the EU and country levels. The analysis is illustrated with short examples of policy initiatives in the countries, described in more detail in the country profile documents available below.
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Figure Resource use per person, by country, 2000 and 2007
This graph shows the resource use per person, by country in 2000 and 2007.
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Figure Selected oil and gas reserves
The bars show proved oil and natural gas reserves by country. Only countries with more than 20 billion barrels of oil are shown (top maps). Only countries with more than 3 billion cubic metres are shown (bottom maps).
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Figure Selected raw materials: world use and rare earth elements, germanium and tantalum
For the graph: 2006 and projected 2030 world use of neodymium, germanium and tantalum. The technologies responsible for the growth in use of these materials by 2030 are indicated in red. For the map: The bars show estimated reserves of rare earth elements, germanium and tantalum.
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Figure Share of imports in EU-27 consumption of selected materials
This figure shows 1999 to 2010 shares of imports of oil, hard coal and natural gas of direct material input (DMI) of the EU27
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Figure Share of imports in EU-27 consumption of selected materials (2000–2007)
This figure shows 2000 to 2005 shares of imports of oil, hard coal and natural gas of domestic consumption (DMC) of the EU27
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