January 2014

Eunomia Publishes Results from the Consultation on European Waste Management Targets

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Eunomia was commissioned to undertake a review of the targets in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. This study aims to identify the key issues with the existing targets and propose possible solutions.

The European Commission triggered the review in order to act on the review clauses set out in the Directives, and to look at how the targets can better contribute to Europe’s broader ambition to promote resource efficiency.

The first phase of this project involved a web-based consultation to which all European stakeholders were able to respond (including public authorities, citizens, third sector organisations, and industry). The consultation ran between 4th June and 10th of September 2013, during which a total of 670 responses were received.

The project team has been working hard to analyse these results over the last few months and they can now be downloaded from the project’s official website.

The responses received have made useful contributions to the emerging thinking on waste management targets. The views expressed are being taken into consideration as part of Eunomia’s ongoing work for the Commission and will inform further deliberation on the options.