Cases of implementing resource efficient policies by the EU industry
The purpose of this study was to provide a set of 20 case studies illustrating how, in practice, industry has improved its resource efficiency and the results obtained in terms of environmental, social and economic impacts. The study also inquired about the motivations for applying resource efficiency methods, hindrances and the link with the policy. Through a systematic selection process, 21 company cases were made drawing from 8 industries, including both SMEs and large companies and covering a wide set of resource efficiency measures. All cases were validated by the companies and served as input for an overall analysis.