Progress towards preventing waste in Europe — the case of textile waste prevention

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Series Details Number 15/2021
Publication Date 15/12/2021
ISBN 978-92-9480-411-2
ISSN 1977-8449
EC TH-AL-21-017-EN-N
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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.



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EEA: News, 15.12.2021: Clear opportunities to decouple Europe’s waste generation from economic growth

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