The circular economy transition (through measures such as eco-design, eco-innovation, waste prevention and the reuse of raw materials) could boost Europe’s resource productivity by 30% by 2030 while creating 2 million additional jobs, generating cost savings of €600 billion a year and €1.8 trillion more in other economic benefits. 

Improving non-labour resource productivity could boost manufacturers’ profit by 12% and increase manufacturing employment by 12%

In spite of increased awareness and improvements in recent years, resource efficiency improvements still present huge untapped potential. Among others: 

The Eurobarometer on SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets 2018 give you more insights

Review the current levels of resource efficiency actions and the state of the green market amongst Europe’s SMEs, as well as in neighbouring countries and in the US.

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