Last year the EU slashed single-use plastics. Now it needs to do the same for all other resources


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Legislators should set a clear headline target to halve the EU’s material footprint by 2030, argues Meadhbh Bolger.

Last year the EU passed ambitious new laws to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics. That same thinking now needs to be applied to the economy as a whole, argues Meadhbh Bolger, saying Europe can get started by setting targets in its upcoming Circular Economy Action Plan.

Meadhbh Bolger is a resource justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe, a green NGO.

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