"Currently, the majority of municipal waste generated in Europe is still disposed of through landfilling (31%) or incineration (26%), with less than half (43%) recycled. According to the European Environment Agency, whilst the recycling of glass, paper and cardboard, metals and plastics has increased in recent years, there has been no corresponding increase in bio-waste recycling", The European Compost Network reports.
"The publication of the circular economy package by the EU Commission in December 2015 paved the way for a resource-efficient society and sustainable recycling industry across Europe. In addition to setting out an action plan, the proposal also suggested revisions to key EU waste legislation with the aim of avoiding, reusing and recycling more waste in the future. If implemented, these proposals are set to improve the way bio-waste is managed across Europe."
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