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New study: Waste Management can reduce CO2 emissions

Approximately 150 million tons of CO2 equivalents can be saved by 2035 in Europe. This shows a recent study by the European Waste Management Association (FEAD). This is contingent on implementing current municipal waste legislation and maintaining recycling and landfill targets for industrial and commercial waste. If the targets are defined even more ambitious, even up to 296 million tons of CO2eq could be saved.

Read here for the study results.

Circular Economy

More circular economy made in Austria

Due to resource scarcity and climate change, the EU wants to move away from the current throwaway society towards a circular economy. To achieve this, more waste must be recycled in the future. The new Christian Doppler Laboratory for Recycling-Based Circular Economy at TU Wien is investigating how this can be achieved. The CD-Laboratory was established in January 2021 under the lead of Dr. Jakob Lederer at the Insitute for Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Technical Biosciences.

Knowledge

Publication project: CEC4Europe‘s Fact Book on the Circular Economy

Dialogue

CEC4Europe is in constant dialogue with renowned scientists on the topics of waste and resource management, economics, as well as political science.

Research

Current studies and projects within the CEC4Europe Network

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Encouraged by the EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package (CEP)

CEC4Europe endorses the importance of closing loops and boosting resource efficiency, but at the same time, pleads for a more scientifically and fact based approach: A systematic analysis of our future raw material needs and all relevant secondary raw material sources is needed so we can achieve the common goals of the circular economy – environmental protection, securing of raw materials, economic benefit, and growth – in an effective and efficient manner, based on scientific evidence. Taking far-reaching economic and environmental policy decisions with an insufficient data basis would be speculative and not in line with the CEP objectives. CEC4Europe is an association under Austrian law, based in Vienna, AT, and registered in the EU Transparency register under No 628480917959-24 (24/06/2015).

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