ACR + database for Local & Regional Authorities in support of the new Waste Framework Directive

ACR+ online database on Quantitative Benchmarks for Municipal Waste Prevention - A database for Local & Regional Authorities in support of the new Waste Framework Directive.

The Waste Framework Directive from December 2008 (2008/98) stipulates a clear obligation to give priority for waste prevention above all other waste management practices (art. 4). It also imposes to Member States to determine appropriate and specific qualitative or quantitative benchmarks for waste prevention in their waste prevention programs to be elaborated by December 2013 (art. 29).
Generation of municipal waste currently estimated at about 502 kg/inh/y (EU 27) will continue to increase across the EU if public authorities do not react strongly and positively. One of the biggest challenges for waste prevention is to quantify the impact of its development.

For this reason ACR+ decided to develop this database.

It consists of 45 detailed quantitative waste prevention examples that exemplify the potential waste reductions achievable at both regional and local level.  

The waste prevention examples cover 5 main different waste streams:

  •     bio-waste
  •     packaging waste
  •     paper waste
  •     bulky waste
  •     other municipal waste

They reflect, in quantitative terms, the ACR+ concept of the “quantitative European benchmark” of 100 kg less waste per inhabitant per year. The case studies offer quantitative results in various, but easily understandable, units. The database will be updated on a regular basis as well as extended in order to incorporate more cases and more quantified data on targets and results indicators.

For further information:

Philippe Micheaux Naudet - Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - T+32 2 234 65 07 • F+ 32 2 234 65 01

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