|Author (Corporate)||European Environment Agency (EEA)|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||EEA Reports|
|Series Details||Number 15/2021|
Waste prevention is the best waste management policy option, according to the waste hierarchy, the EU's main rule for the environmental ranking of waste management policies. Its main objective is to reduce waste generation, the environmental impacts of waste management and the hazardousness of the waste generated. It is mainly expressed as the aspiration to break the link between waste generation and economic growth (decoupling). To support this objective, the EU and all is Member States have put in place legislation that promotes activities in products' life cycles aimed at reducing the amount of waste generated.
|Countries / Regions||Europe|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|