Fuente: EEA, https://www.eea.europa.eu

Artículo publicado el 5 de julio de 2022

Making Europe’s sewage treatment plants more efficient and circular can help meet zero-pollution targets

Sewage treatment can play a key role in Europe’s shift to a zero-pollution future by becoming more resource efficient and contributing to the circular economy, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today.

Most of Europe’s urban waste water treatment plants have focused on cleaning water and returning it to the environment in just a simple, linear approach. However, with use of new techniques and innovation, these facilities can act as resource hubs providing reclaimed water, energy, nutrients and organic materials for reuse, recycling and recovery, according to the EEA report ‘Beyond water quality — Sewage treatment in a circular economy

Doing so would ensure that these vital installations deliver decisively to  ambitions under the European Green Deal. The report sets out policy considerations for the transition to sustainability under the European Green Deal, focusing on the opportunities to achieve zero pollution and circularity.

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El artículo completo y todos los detalles sobre el informe se pueden encontrar aquí:  https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/making-europes-sewage-treatment-plants

Para poder descargarse el informe «Beyond water quality: sewage treatment in a circular economy» mencionado,  en el enlace:  https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/beyond-water-quality-sewage-treatment