White Paper on Sustainable Resource Management in the EU
Published by: EEB

It is imperative that we take immediate action to address the rampant over-consumption of resources that the current EU law fails to address. We must recognise this issue, as the consumption of resources is expected to soar in the coming years. Therefore, the EU must introduce a new and binding Directive on Sustainable Resource Management that establishes comprehensive and science-based targets for reducing resource consumption.

This white paper was written collaboratively with the négaWatt AssociationCAN EuropeECOSEEB, RREUSEthe European Youth ForumFriends of the Earth EuropeZero Waste Europe, and Seas at Risk.

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