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Waste Prevention


  • Analysis of the evolution of waste reduction and the scope of waste prevention-Final report

    According to Article 29 of the Waste Framework Directive, the Member States are to establish waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013 at the latest. In the subsequent years these programmes are to be implemented and their effects to be monitored.
    The study is aimed to provide support to the Member States in preparation and implementation of Waste Prevention Programs as well as to the European Commission in providing further support for Member States. Study includes among others:
    • Baseline scenario for the arisings of major European waste streams for the period 2004 to 2020
    • Overview of the status of the EU-27 national waste prevention policies (mid-2011)
    • Selection of 3 priority areas (including food waste) on which EU waste prevention policy should concentrate in the next 5 years
    • Proposal for Action Plan for the 3 priority areas containing the measures with which the EU-level supports waste prevention in the EU-Member States in the next 5 years
    • List of recommended waste prevention indicators (including EU –wide food waste prevention target)
    • Description and links to best practices on bio-waste prevention

Guidelines on Waste Prevention Programmes

The guidelines are under preparation. They will be designed to help EU Member States and other interested parties to take advantage of the many opportunities in waste prevention and resource efficiency. The objective of the guidelines will be to clarify important concepts in waste prevention for national, regional and local authorities and to direct users to the most suitable waste prevention options for a given type of waste and administrative level. In addition to this objective, the guidelines will suggest a framework to help national authorities develop national Waste Prevention Programmes.