From waste plants to resource plants

This OIO has the following objectives:

  • explore the potential for supporting a shift from waste management plants to treating waste as a resource and fully closing the nutrient cycles by treating waste effectively, both in the sectoral production processes and in the waste treatment sector,
  • support the European institutions in promoting technologies that reduce the need for virgin materials by promoting recovery of critical nutrients from waste,
  • ensure that any policy initiatives or instruments on EU and national level are well coordinated and support the overall goal of treating waste as a resource in the different ecosystems and industries,
  • promote a regulation of waste resources that makes full use of its potential for recyclability and of its properties as valuable raw material to support EU open strategic autonomy.