Supporting the implementation of the EU ‘Roadmap to a resource-efficient Europe’ is a driver of ECOS’ efforts to preserve, protect and enhance the natural capital of the EU. ECOS will contribute to the development and revision of standards and guidance for resource recovery, waste characterisation and waste management in order to encourage sustainable production and consumption patterns, in line with the review of the EU’s waste legal framework, as well as waste reduction, proper waste management, recovery, recyclability, and reusability.