07 Jun '12, 9am

Europe's demand for resources reaching far beyond its borders — European Environment Agency (EEA)

Europe's demand for resources reaching far beyond its borders — European Environment Agency (EEA)

'Unsustainable resource use is a truly global problem – Europe’s voracious demand for materials is felt around the world," EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade said. "With growing demands on the world’s limited stock of resources, it is imperative that Europe makes more efficient use of both virgin materials and waste." The report, 'Material resources and waste ' is an update to the Thematic assessment on material resources and waste within the EEA’s 2010 State and Outlook report . It states that Europe is using resources more efficiently, though it has used increasing volumes of raw materials in absolute terms. While this trend has been interrupted by the economic downturn, it is likely that increasing resource consumption will resume with renewed economic growth. Using material resources more efficiently - from virgin materials… Average annual use of material resour...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/europe2019s-demand-fo...

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