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Article The economy: resource efficient, green and circular
Our well-being depends on using natural resources. We extract resources, and transform them into food, buildings, furniture, electronic devices, clothes, etc. Yet, our exploitation of resources outpaces the environment’s ability to regenerate them and provide for us. How can we ensure the long-term well-being of our society? Greening our economy can certainly help.
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2014 Articles
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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Publication Resource‑efficient green economy and EU policies
This report highlights the major forces fostering the shift to a resource-efficient green economy in Europe, including the role of EU policies. Currently, the economic and technological changes leading towards green economy objectives across the EU economy are proceeding too slowly; what is required is a much bigger, deeper, and more permanent change in the EU economy and society to create both new opportunities and substitution processes across the economic structure. To bring this about, it is important to study and understand enabling factors and mechanisms at the crossroads of policies and real economy dynamics that could accelerate and direct the transformation.
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Article Waste: a problem or a resource?
Waste is not only an environmental problem, but also an economic loss. On average Europeans produce 481 kilogrammes of municipal waste per year. An increasing share of this is recycled or composted, and less is sent to landfill. How can we change the way we produce and consume so as to produce less and less waste, while using all waste as a resource?
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2014 Articles
Infographic How can we make our economy circular and resource efficient?
Currently, we are using more resources than our planet can produce in a given time. We need to reduce the amount of waste we generate and the amount of materials we extract.
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Publication D source code Progress on resource efficiency and decoupling in the EU‑27
Messages emerging from environmentally extended input‑output analysis with relevance to the Resource Efficiency Roadmap and the 7EAP
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Publication Performance of water utilities beyond compliance
Sharing knowledge bases to support environmental and resource-efficiency policies and technical improvements
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Daviz Visualization chemical/x-pdb Specific energy consumption of waste water treatment
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations Performance indicators of water utilities
Daviz Visualization Specific energy consumption of DW production and distribution
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations Performance indicators of water utilities
Daviz Visualization Drinking water residential consumptions
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations Performance indicators of water utilities
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