Circular economy: European objectives

Economía circular: objetivos europeos

The new economic and social system based on the production of goods and services with the aim of optimising materials, energy and waste is the so-called CIRCULAR ECONOMY, which aims to achieve a longer life and more efficient use of resources.

Currently, the European Union's circular economy action plan is under the European Green Deal, a plan that was proposed in March 2020 to be achieved by 2050, focusing on waste prevention and management to boost the EU's growth and global leadership in this area. It includes initiatives across the entire product life cycle to promote sustainable consumption.

With this Plan, the European Commission aims to:

- Make sustainable products the norm in the EU

- Empower consumers and public purchasers

  • - Focus on the most resource-intensive sectors and where the potential for circularity is the highest
  • - Ensure that less waste is generated

- Making circularity work for people, regions and cities

  • - Leading global circular economy efforts

Regarding the circular economy strategy in Spain (Spain Circular 2030) its objective is to lay the foundations for promoting a new model of production and consumption so that materials and resources are kept in the economy for as long as possible, thereby reducing the gen-eration of waste.

The Spanish Circular Economy Strategy (EEEC) is aligned with the objectives of the two EU circular economy action plans mentioned above.

In this context, the Strategy establishes:

- To reduce by 30% the national consumption of materials in relation to GDP, taking 2010 as a refer-ence year.

- Reduce waste generation by 15% compared to 2010.

- Reduce food waste generation throughout the food chain: 50% reduction per capita at household and retail level and 20% reduction in the production and supply chains from 2020 onwards.

- Increase reuse and preparation for reuse to 10% of municipal waste generated.

- Improve water efficiency by 10%.

  • - Reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below 10 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

In this respect, Trans Sabater works on a daily basis for the reuse of materials and the management of waste from different compa-nies in order to subsequently revalue them through the recycling of materials with processes that allow added value to be obtained where it did not exist in the first place. Our speciality is the recovery and valorisation of waste from the industrial sector, as well as working together with other waste manage-ment, transport and recycling companies. Together, we can achieve a more sustainable world.

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