Resources

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  • Waste Prevention

    Title: Waste Prevention in Europe - the status in 2014

    Waste Prevention in Europe – the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) that had been adopted by the end of 2014.

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    Format: Report 2016
  • Business

    Behaviour; Green Economy; Resource Efficiency

    Title: Circular Economy

    Circular Economy

    A new relationship with our good and materials would save resources and energy and create local jobs explains Walter R. Stahel.

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    Format: Report 2016
  • National

    Waste Prevention

    Title: Towards a Resource Efficient Ireland

    Towards a Resource Efficient Ireland

    Highlight the key role for the programme in delivering on national priorities on competitiveness and green growth.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Business

    Resource Efficiency

    Title: The opportunities to business of improving resource efficiency

    The opportunities to business of improving resource efficiency

    This study forms part of the Commission’s on-going analysis of the opportunities to be gained from improving resource efficiency and how best to help businesses realise the potential economic, as well as environmental and social benefit.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Business

    Energy Efficiency

    Title: Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building, Accreditation and Skills Scoping Report

    Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building, Accreditation and Skills Scoping Report

    Report on how to improve energy efficiency through retrofitting technologies

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Business

    Behaviour

    Title: Carbon Footprint in the Supply Chain

    Carbon Footprint in the Supply Chain

    The report highlights the financial and environmental value
    of reducing carbon emissions across the supply chain
    through two case studies.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Food

    Emissions; Energy; Food Waste; Waste; Water

    Title: An Initial Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Grocery Products

    An Initial Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Grocery Products

    This report provides an estimation of the total environmental impact of over 200 grocery products; including related GHG emissions, embedded energy, water footprint, material input & consumer waste.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Food

    Food Waste; Waste Prevention

    Title: Opportunities for Resource Efficiency in the Food & Drink Sector

    Opportunities for Resource Efficiency in the Food & Drink Sector

    This report analyses the results of a number of waste prevention reviews across companies belonging to the Food & Drink Federation (FDF). The report also details a number of recommendations to improve efficiency.

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    Format: Report 2015
  • Tourism

    Energy Efficiency; Resource Efficiency; Waste Prevention; Water Management

    Title: Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

    Best Environmental Management Practice in the Tourism Sector

    This report, prepared for the European Commission, gives detailed suggestions of best environmental management practices in the tourism sector. It looks at a number of areas across the sector such as water, waste, energy, destination management, accommodation and catering.

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    Format: Report 2015