Waste Prevention Programmes in the EU - Overview

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Waste Prevention Programmes in the EU - Overview

  1. 1. Waste Prevention Programmes in the EU Overview Birgitte J. Kjær, EEA - ETC/SCP Stakeholder meeting, Athens, 10 February 2014
  2. 2. Waste prevention definition “Measures taken before a substance, material or product has become waste that reduce: • the quantity of waste, including through the reuse of products or the extension of life span of products: • the adverse impacts of the generated waste on the environment and human health; or • the content of harmful substances in materials and products” (Article 3 Paragraph 12) 2
  3. 3. Background for the EEA activities in Waste Prevention 1. “The EEA is invited to […] review the progress in the completion and implementation of waste prevention programmes” (WFD article 30 (2)) 2. Member countries are very interested in the exchange of information and experiences on waste prevention.
  4. 4. EEA activities on WP 1. English abstracts of national waste prevention programmes, 10 abstracts uploaded http://scp.eionet.europa.eu/facts/WPP 2. Information hub on waste prevention. More than 100 reports http://scp.eionet.europa.eu/themes/waste_pr evention 3. Review the programmes published by 31 December 2013 in the spring 2014
  5. 5. Status WPP - February 2014 • 20 WPP published: Austria, Belgium (Brx), England, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Wales
  6. 6. Type of programme 20 WPP Separate WPP WPP part of WMP
  7. 7. Sectors AT Agriculture Mining, raw material Construction and infrastructu Manufacturing Sale, retail, transport Households Private services Public Services BE BR FI GE IE LU LV NO PL PT
  8. 8. Waste types AT Food/organic C&D waste Hazardous waste Household/municipal waste Paper Packaging waste WEEE/batteries Manufacturing waste Bulky waste Other (textiles) BE BR FI GE IE LU LV NO PL PT
  9. 9. Quantitative targets • A number of WPP’s with no quantitative targets • Absolute reduction targets for total waste or specific streams (Spain, Scotland, Wales) • Reduction targets per GDP (Italy) • Status quo targets (Sweden) • Maximum amounts (Latvia)
  10. 10. Type of instruments • Mainly informative • Some promotional • Fewer administrative • Few economic instruments
  11. 11. Stakeholder involvement • The involvement of stakeholder differs in development and implementation • Success of implementation depends on stakeholders
  12. 12. Cost and Cost savings • Very little information • Brussels has a budget in the programme, England announce the investments • Ireland reports on cost savings in their annual report
  13. 13. Lessons learned • The programmes differ substantially with regard to content, comprehensiveness and specificity. • The experience on implementation limited. • A lot of strong will – is that enough?
  14. 14. Thank you More information • Birgitte Kjær • European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production • bjk@etc.mim.dk • http://scp.eionet.europa.e u/ Questions and feedback

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