The treatment of matter and its transformation is the industrial activity that uses up the most energy and is amongst those that emit the most CO2. The scarcity of non-renewable base materials presents Europe with a critical problem. The development of short channels that favour the exploitation of local resources is notably privileged.
Independently from their potential use as raw materials, waste and waste management constitute a major concern for our society of consumption. Solutions to reduce their quantity and toxicity need to be implemented. The ultimate aim is to transform all waste into usable resources in a circular economy model.