Excessive consumption patterns as well as the unsustainable use of finite “non-renewable” resources to feed our economy will lead to subsequent resource depletion, environmental degradation and reduced ecological health resulting in the destruction of our own livelihood or base of living.
Therefore, the European Commission launched several forward-looking initiatives. Directive 2008/98/EC for example defines basic concepts and definitions related to waste management, and set up the waste management hierarchy to be applied. Furthermore an action plan for the circular economy was established aimed to close cycles and to break with the linear approach take, make and dispose. Continuar leyendo