EEA identifies waste prevention plan shortcomings

National waste prevention programmes were introduced by seven EU countries last year, meaning only Romania, Slovenia and Cyprus failed to meet this obligation under the Waste Framework Directive

National waste prevention programmes were introduced by seven EU countries last year, meaning only Romania, Slovenia and Cyprus failed to meet this obligation under the Waste Framework Directive.

The second annual report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) found a number of problems with the plans in place by the end of 2014.

The vast majority had no dedicated financial backing and only around half of programmes have quantitative targets, up from just 11 in 2013, the EEA noted. There were also “considerable differences” in detail, coverage, objectives and timescales.

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