Resource use is essential for all human and economic activities. But the magnitude and speed of today's resource use threaten long term resource availability and the well-being of humanity and nature alike. The German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) is looking for examples of promising Factor-X reductions (Factor X stands for reducing resource use by a factor of 2, 4, 5, ... or X) to tell policy makers about so that they could spread the word and also find mechanisms to support the scaling up and replication of such examples. Do you know of any examples for Factor X reductions in resource use in Europe?
European resource policy aims to make production and consumption processes more resource efficient.
The European Resources Forum (ERF) 2016 shall serve as a platform to discuss the way forward for European Resource Policy. You can find more information on and register to the conference via the following link: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en/topics/waste-resources/resource-conservation-environmental-policy/european-resources-forum-home
Please help the ERF to collect relevant examples of Factor-X reductions for different resource types, economic sectors, etc.,and post your best ideas and cases. Thus you can help to reach out to political actors and to develop European Resource Policy further!