The European Parliament’s environment committee adopted a draft resolution April 25 stating that the European Union should promote the use of waste as a resource by phasing out landfills and by ensuring by 2020 that waste that could be recycled or composted is not incinerated. The resolution found that the European Commission should publish by 2014 proposals requiring EU countries to gradually introduce a general ban on landfills. While the resolution is nonbinding, the Commission is required to take it into account when preparing proposals to the Resource-Efficient Europe Roadmap published in September. The full European Parliament will vote on the resolution in late May.