In 2014 the European Commission produced a report titled ‘Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe’. In this report the Commission defines and describes the importance of minimising waste throughout all industries.
“Valuable materials are leaking from our economies. In a world where demand and competition for finite and sometimes scarce resources will continue to increase, and pressure on resources is causing greater environmental degradation and fragility, Europe can benefit economically and environmentally from making better use of those resources.”
To read more about how the TRA contributes to the circular economy, read our report here.