Circular Economy

Waste in a Circular Economy

Waste prevention should always be our priority. However, even in the transition to a circular economy, residual streams from production and consumption processes will remain. It is important to ensure appropriate waste management and prevent landfilling or incineration of valuable resources. Our goal is to ensure that reliable, harmonised standards promote preparation for reuse and material-efficient recycling. This way we can turn waste into a resource and close the loop in a sustainable way by, for example, using organic waste as fertiliser, sustainable treatment of WEEE and batteries, and recovery of critical raw materials.

What we are working on

  • European harmonised standards that ensure optimal collection and resource-efficient treatment of WEEE and batteries.
  • The H2020 project CEWASTE, which aims to develop a voluntary certification scheme for improved recycling of critical raw materials in WEEE and batteries. More on:

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Contact person

Lindsey Wuisan
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 64
Michael Neaves
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 59

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