Materials and products made from woody biomass play an essential role in our daily lives. In many EU countries, their production is a cornerstone of the economy.
In the transition to a low-carbon, circular economy, woody biomass may also be key, if used resource-efficiently and sustainably: by increased valorisation and technological efficiency as well as better reuse and recycling.
The Commission committed to promoting the efficient use of bio-based resources in the EU action plan for the circular economy. This includes non-binding guidance on the cascading use of biomass by sharing good practices.
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