Zero Waste goal is a restorative and regenerative economy that keeps products, materials and components at their highest utility and value at all times—a circular economy with no waste. We should always aim at making the best possible use of materials: in some contexts it will be possible to reduce the use of materials and reuse secondary raw resources, in some other contexts regulating waste disposal is the best possible achievement (at the current time):

 

 

The EU Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (Waste Framework Directive) states that Waste legislation and policy of the EU Member States shall apply as a priority order the EU waste management hierarchy, which is in line with the Zero Waste hierarchy.