Guidance for evaluating waste prevention programmes

Guidelines by the EEA and Eionet
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Almut Reichel
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Guidance for evaluating waste prevention programmes is a set of guidelines providing practical advice and highlighting case studies to help all member countries of the European Environment Agency evaluate their waste prevention programmes. Evaluation is a key part of assessing the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of waste prevention programmes.

It is also important to evaluate the extent to which each programme is aligned with relevant new policies and legislation. This guide goes over how to review the main components of a waste prevention programme, such as waste streams, prevention measures, stakeholder involvement, indicators and targets, data availability and monitoring, and communication and awareness raising, with a view to aligning and strengthening waste prevention programmes.