December 2017

Study on Waste Statistics – A Comprehensive Review of Gaps and Weaknesses and Key Priority Areas for Improvement in the EU Waste Statistics

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Posted in by Dr Dominic Hogg, Tim Elliott, Mark Cordle, Mark Hilton, Joe Hudson

In this report for DG Environment, Eunomia and partners ENT Environment and Management, and Ekokonsultacijos, present an analysis of the current EU waste statistics reporting framework.

Member States are required to report waste management activities in order to monitor compliance with legally binding obligations. The study analyses the main uncertainties, inconsistencies and gaps in the data reported through this process. This can be of particular concern to the European Commission, as data collected through reported waste statistics is used to support decision making and policy recommendations at national and international levels.

The report provides recommendations for improvements in the light of identified inconsistencies, which include too much leeway in the interpretation of obligations, insufficient verification of the reported data and lack of incentives for accurate data reporting.

The report also provides recommendations for specific priority actions, which are presented in relation to the reporting under each Waste Directive.

This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and supply a few details about yourself in order to access the download.

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