Circular Economy is the new term for Waste Management

(5 June 2014) This week is EU Green Week. Central issue is the Circular Economy. Thoughts behind the circular economy are to turn waste into a resource and to achieve a zero waste society. [Read more here->] This is a step further than the resource efficient society that aimed to reduce waste and increase reuse and recycling. The waste industry is at the core of making these thoughts and new ambitions a reality. A circular economy is not only supposed to be good for sustainable economic development but should also be good for job creation and decent work. EPSU encourages its affiliated unions to take up their role in promoting new green jobs, training and skills development and good working conditions for the workers in the circular economy.