The new circular economy package sets out ambitious recycling and landfilling targets for the EU. Find out what the legally binding goals and deadlines are.
The circular economy: find out what it means, how it benefits you, the environment and our economy thanks to our video and infographic.
Check our infographic and read on to learn how Europeans manage their municipal waste, which is mainly generated by households.
Up to 200 plastic bags are thrown away every year by the average European, most of them after having been used only once. The tiny particles these bags are made of can enter water or even the food cycle. To reduce these risks, the EU wants to restrict the use of plastic bags. MEPs and the Council have agreed a deal, which the environment committee will put to a vote on 31 March, ahead of the plenary vote in April. Watch the meeting and check out our chart on the use of plastic bags in the EU
Parliament is working on new measures to cut food waste in the EU by 50%. Our infographic shows which sectors and countries waste the most food.
MEPs want to set criteria for how long products should last, better inform consumers about the durability of what they buy and encourage them to repair.
Parliament backs ambitious recycling targets, under legislation on waste and the circular economy, adopted on Wednesday.