Natura 2000 is the centerpiece of the European Union nature & biodiversity policy. Is the largest network of protected areas in the world. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats.
The Circular Economy Strategy, launched by the European Commission on 2 December 2015, targets each step of the value chain – from the design of products to their consumption and repair, as well as remanufacturing, waste management, and feeding secondary raw materials back into the economy.
The circular economy cycle is a resilient and restorative system inspired by nature. Within this cycle almost nothing is wasted, the re-use of products becomes standard practice, and sustainability is built into the design of products. The Circular Economy Strategy will boost the EU’s economy and competitiveness with new business opportunities, along with innovative and more efficient ways of producing and consuming (consult press pack for more facts and figures http://bit.ly/1Pw0zxt).