Tracking waste prevention progress — A narrative-based waste prevention monitoring framework at the EU level
This report proposes a new framework for monitoring waste prevention. The framework consists of three clusters of indicators:
- the system where prevention is implemented
- policy enablers focusing on waste prevention measures, and
- 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.