European Suppliers of Waste to Energy's comment on the Circular Economy report by the EU Parliament

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ESWET welcomes the European Parliament’s report on the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. In particular, the Parliament acknowledged resource efficiency’s role to reduce dependency on primary raw materials, responsible for 45% of CO2 emissions generated in Europe.

The Parliament report called the EU Member States to strengthen their reuse and recycling efforts and move away from landfills. ESWET is pleased to see that the text highlighted the importance of providing Waste-to-Energy plants with the most advanced technologies to treat non-recyclable waste.

“The EU Parliament report rightly focused on achieving the EU waste targets to end landfilling in Europe and further reduce non-recyclable waste.” Patrick Clerens, ESWET Secretary-General, said. “Following the waste hierarchy, modern and highly efficient waste-to-energy plants are essential to treat the residual waste that cannot be recycled, recovering energy and secondary raw materials.”



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