Work due Jan 01, 2006
Recent changes(after the latest MB review): No changes
Planned changes: No planned changes
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Text from OECD:
Although the waste prevention is the most difficult to measure and implement it is clearly considered most important goal in the waste sector to pave the way towards sustainable development. Based on the data it is difficult to image that we could achieve a decreasing trend in total waste generation or absolute decoupling of waste generation from economic growth without a structural change of economy towards less material intensive branches of industry. The development should go towards the developing waste prevention indicators.
As a matter of fact the waste statistics regulation will not provide data on municipal waste ? only household waste. Consequently, Eurostat will probably still collect data on municipal waste from the countries on a voluntary basis.