20 April 2015 – European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels
EESC Trèves Building, 7th floor, room TRE 7701, 74 rue de Trèves, 1040 Brussels
Current EU waste policy fails to adequately promote waste prevention and preparation for re-use activities. Consequently the vast majority of reusable electrical appliances, furniture and textiles discarded by EU citizens are prematurely recycled, landfilled or incinerated. The result is a huge waste of energy and resources and a missed opportunity for boosting employment in the re-use sector.