Europe is a world leader when it comes to ‘making the circular economy a reality’.

Speaking last year, the EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said “the voyage we are on is towards a more circular economy, a more sustainable future.”

And today the European Parliament rubber stamped the acceleration of that voyage by approving a package of ambitious waste management targets.

Check out the new waste rules – and also this ‘visualisation tool’ developed by the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, to find out how your country is performing on sustainability.