Circular Economy

Euromines Position on Resource-Efficiency

The mining industry welcomes the issuing of the EU’s recent Circular Economy package, which proposes a long-term framework for actions in many EU policy areas, including climate change, energy, transport, industry, raw materials, agriculture, biodiversity and regional development. The European mining industry is keen to inform its implementation by assisting EU decision-makers in understanding global minerals markets and investment decisions. Our aim is to contribute to stakeholders' understanding of the real Circular Economy; linking to the information provided so far by the European Commission, academia, think-tanks, trade associations and mining companies.

Update with latest European Commission documents available here.

The attached document outlines the views of Euromines members and some expectations as to what the Circular Economy should deliver for the EU.

Did you know?

Our demand for resources is increasing ever faster, with 200,000 people per day currently joining the global population, and 2 billion middle income earners in 'developing countries' on a trajectory to triple their consumption by 2020.

Today in the EU, we use 16 tonnes of materials per person each year, of which 6 tonnes are wasted, with half going to landfill.