Support for the design of a household waste prevention programme in Wales

Welsh Government
Start date:
February 2012
July 2012

This study was commissioned to support the Welsh Government’s Waste Strategy Branch in the development of a waste prevention programme for household waste in Wales. The programme will take forward objectives set out in Towards Zero Waste and the associated Municipal Sector Plan which covers municipal waste collected by local authorities. A waste prevention programme is required under article 29 of the EU revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC.

This study is the first step in developing an implementation plan for household waste prevention. It has:

  • Mapped and evaluated the current situation in Wales;
  • Developed outline options for a waste prevention programme which could be taken forward in specific projects, subject to further decisions by the Waste Strategy Branch.

The study was concerned with the two highest levels of the Waste Hierarchy – waste prevention (including reuse before items become waste) and preparing for reuse (after items become waste).

The report is available for download in the centre column



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