EU takes the measure of eco-industry sector

Study shows waste management remains largest sector of environmental services market; legislation will power future growth

The European market for environmental goods and services is worth €227bn, equivalent to 2.2 per cent of the EU’s GDP, according to a study for the European commission.

Written by consultants Ernst and Young and RDC-environment for the commission’s environment directorate, the report estimates that the EU’s environment industries represent around 3.4m jobs.

Traditional activities such as waste management continue to account for the vast majority of expenditure on resource and pollution management (EED 12/03/02). This market is increasingly mature and is dominated by very large firms, the study says.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.