The EU’s statistical agency Eurostat has issued the first version of a resource efficiency scoreboard promised by the European Commission in 2011.
Eurostat does not offer any interpretation of the data as it is meant to be neutral. Resource efficiency is also hard to measure and the scoreboard will evolve over time.
The commission’s environment directorate is not planning to analyse the scoreboard in detail for the moment either. Its circular economy package due next year may suggest refinements to indicators on materials alongside related policies.
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