Zero Waste Europe - New tools for new times. From waste management to resource management

Zero Waste Europe releases today a new proposal for a hierarchy in line with the Circular Economy. The current waste hierarchy, as it appears in the Waste Framework Directive, is a good tool to provide guidance in the transition to modern waste management. But it is limited and limiting as it looks at things from a solely environmental standpoint, not taking into account social, economic and logistic factors.

Zero Waste Europe believes a new hierarchy is needed to change the mindset from waste management to resource management, and ensure that the value of our resources is preserved in the economy for the new generations.