JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
The European Commission's in-house science service
In a circular economy, resources such as energy and materials are transformed and reused in a sustainable manner. This leaflet outlines examples of JRC's scientific and technical support to EU policies related to efficient use of resources and environment protection. (June 2014)
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.