Waste in traditional model

  • Air – burning waste contaminates air and causes air pollution
  • Water – waste from the factories affects the underground drinking water
  • Sea – plastic waste goes into the sea water
  • Soil – landfills contaminate soil for farming

Minimising waste: circular economy

  • Eco-innovation – using products that do not harm the environment
  • Resources – reducing dependency on import of natural resources from outside the EU
  • Recycling – reinjecting waste back to the economy via sustainable reuse, recycling, biodegradable waste

Check out this infographic on the European Council‘s website.