Preparing a Waste Prevention Programme - European Commission

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European Commission Directorate-General Environment

Preparing a Waste Prevention Programme Guidance document

October 2012 Drafted by BioIntelligence Service S.A.S., Paris in association with Copenhagen Resource Institute, Copenhagen Regional Environmental Center, Szentendre with contributions from members of ETAGIW Consortium (Expert team for assessment and guidance for the implementation of waste legislation), comprising Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Vienna (AEE) BiPRO GmbH, Munich Ekotoxikologické Centrum, Bratislava (ETC)

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European Commission [DG Environment] Waste Prevention – Handbook: Guidelines on waste prevention programmes

October 2012

Contents PREAMBLE ......................................................................................................................................4 1.

INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................5 1.1. CONTEXT.............................................................................................................................5 1.2. DEFINITIONS .......................................................................................................................6 1.3. STRATEGIES....................................................................................................................... 10

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POLICY FRAMEWORK ........................................................................................................ 12 2.1. RELEVANT EU Strategies and initiatives............................................................................. 12 2.2. THE WASTE FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE ................................................................................ 13 2.3. INTEGRATION OF WASTE PREVENTION INTO OTHER POLICY AREAS .................................. 14 2.4. EXAMPLES OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL WASTE PREVENTION PLANS ............................. 16

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PLANNING A WASTE PREVENTION PROGRAMME.............................................................. 22 3.1. GETTING STARTED............................................................................................................. 24 3.2. PHASE ONE: ASSESSING THE SITUATION ........................................................................... 25 3.3. PHASE TWO: SETTING PRIORITIES ..................................................................................... 26 3.4. PHASE THREE: ELABORATING A STRATEGY ........................................................................ 28 3.5. PHASE FOUR: PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION ................................................................. 29 3.6. PHASE FIVE: MONITORING PROGRESS............................................................................... 30

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POLICY OPTIONS ............................................................................................................... 36 4.1. STRATEGIES FOR WASTE PREVENTION .............................................................................. 36 4.2. KEY STAKEHOLDERS .......................................................................................................... 41 4.3. KEY WASTE STREAMS........................................................................................................ 44 4.4. WASTE PREVENTION STRATEGIES BY ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL........................................... 48

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FURTHER RESOURCES........................................................................................................ 53 5.1. PUBLICATIONS .................................................................................................................. 53 5.2. USEFUL LINKS.................................................................................................................... 54

6. Annex A: Principle Approaches to Identify the most Efficient measures for