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Highlight Waste prevention: decoupling waste generation from economic growth
Preventing waste is a top priority of waste policy in the European Union with potential economic and environmental benefits. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report reviews the state of play in the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
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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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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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Daviz Visualization Average annual percentage point increase needed for the 32 European countries to reach 50 % recycling of municipal waste by 2020 and past rates achieved
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Daviz Visualization Development of municipal waste management in 32 European countries
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Infographic How much of our municipal waste do we recycle?
Much of the waste we throw away can be recycled. Recycling benefits the environment by diverting waste away from landfills and by providing raw materials for new products. Recycling can also encourage innovation and create jobs.
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Highlight Signals 2014: Our well-being depends on a resource-efficient, circular economy
How do we create a performing economy that creates jobs and ensures our well-being, yet respects the limits of our planet? This question is considered in the latest edition of Signals, an annual publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Infographic D source code How can we reduce and make better use of waste?
The best way to reduce the environmental impacts of waste is to prevent it in the first place. Many items that we throw away could also be re-used, and others can be recycled for raw materials.
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Highlight Let's clean up Europe!
Volunteers across Europe will pick up litter on Saturday 10 May, as part of a coordinated EU Clean Up Day. The event is particularly timely, as there are growing concerns that rubbish polluting Europe's land and sea harms wildlife and may ultimately affect human health.
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Daviz Visualization Greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste management in the EU, Switzerland and Norway
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