EEA warns of poor waste prevention plans

A European Environment Agency review of member states’ waste prevention plans has indicated that there is “substantial room for improvement”, with most lacking effective measures

A European Environment Agency review of member states’ waste prevention plans has indicated that there is “substantial room for improvement”, with most lacking effective measures.

The 20 programmes adopted by the end of last year varied widely in their scope, duration and stringency, the EEA said on Wednesday. Only four specified a financial scheme for waste prevention and 11 a quantitative prevention target.

“The targets range from those linked to total waste to more specific targets linked to specific sectors or waste types, and are either expressed as waste generation in absolute terms, or per person or as waste intensity,” the EEA found.

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