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Packaging waste is an important and growing waste stream. The amended Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive has recently been adopted, and work is underway to develop EU thematic strategies on waste prevention and recycling and on the sustainable use and management of natural resources. The...
This report presents data on waste shipments within Europe and out of Europe (mainly EU countries are covered) for both so called notified waste (mostly hazardous and problematic waste) as well as for non-hazardous waste. It presents drivers for shipments but also gaps that still exist in our...
This report provides information about EEA member countries; facilities for the treatment of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, including their type, location and capacity. It is intended to support policy making since information about available treatment facilities is a prerequisite for...
This report reviews the state and application of substance flow analysis (SFA) methodology in selected European Environment Agency (EEA) member countries. The objective is to explore if and how the existing practices could serve as a methodological framework for a macro-level, Europe-wide...
This report provides technical background for the estimation of the environmentally compatible bioenergy potential from agriculture that the EEA published in 2006. It also gives information on agri-environmental pressures that explain the environmental conditions in the EEA scenario. Finally,...
Summary report of the conference held on 27-29 September 2007, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This report was prepared by the organisers of the conference 'Time for action — towards sustainable consumption and production in Europe'. Three sets of three top-priority recommendations towards sustainable...
The consumption of goods and services in EEA member countries is a major driver of global resource use — and associated environmental impacts. Growth in global trade is resulting in an increasing share of environmental pressures and impacts from European consumption taking place beyond Europe....
The European economy needs huge amounts of resources to function. Apart from consuming minerals, metals, concrete and wood, Europe burns fossil fuels and uses land to satisfy the needs of its citizens. Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use are now...
The workshop addressed a variety of issues, including the magnitude of the pharmaceuticals market and the amounts of pharmaceutically active substances produced; the pathways by which active substances enter the environment; detected or assumed environmental effects; and ways to reduce impacts....
The paper provides new empirical evidence on the relationship between environmental efficiency and labour productivity using industry level data. We first provide a critical and extensive discussion around the interconnected issues of environmental efficiency and performance, firm performances...