Tracking waste prevention progress — A narrative-based waste prevention monitoring framework at the EU level

Tracking waste prevention progress

Tracking waste prevention progress by EEA
European Environment Agency
Publication Date
March, 2023
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This report proposes a new framework for monitoring waste prevention. The framework consists of three clusters of indicators:

  1. the system where prevention is implemented
  2. policy enablers focusing on waste prevention measures, and
  3. waste prevention outcomes.

Given that waste prevention occurs over time, this report seeks to assess longer term trends in waste prevention.

This comprehensive monitoring framework allows for a broader understanding of waste generation and prevention. However, the data collected were not sufficient for an in-depth analysis of waste prevention progress or for assessing the effectiveness of specific prevention measures. For a deeper analysis, more specific data and information need to be collected across EU countries in a systematic and harmonised way.