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Thematic Strategy - Prevention and Recycling of Waste Stakeholder meeting 22 June 2010 Welcome - Soledad BLANCO, Director DG ENV – Directorate C Introduction.

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1 Thematic Strategy - Prevention and Recycling of Waste Stakeholder meeting 22 June 2010 Welcome - Soledad BLANCO, Director DG ENV – Directorate C Introduction - Klaus KOEGLER, Head of Unit C2 European Commission – DG Environment 22th June 2010

2 1.The Thematic Strategies – general context 2.The Thematic Strategy on Waste 3.The review process – objective, method, timetable 4.Objective of today’s meeting Outline

3 6 th Environmental Action Plan ( ) - 7 Thematic Strategies: 6 th Environmental Action Plan ( ) - 7 Thematic Strategies:  Waste prevention and recycling Waste prevention and recycling Waste prevention and recycling  Marine Environment Marine Environment Marine Environment  Soil Soil  Air pollution Air pollution Air pollution  Pesticides Pesticides  Natural resources Natural resources Natural resources  Urban Environment Urban Environment Urban Environment The Thematic Strategies constitute the framework for action at EU level in each of the concerned priorities – still valid today The Thematic Strategies constitute the framework for action at EU level in each of the concerned priorities – still valid today Thematic Strategies

4 Adopted in 2005, the Strategy includes: Analysis of the past and projected situation – waste generation and management, legal context, international context Analysis of the past and projected situation – waste generation and management, legal context, international context Definition of the aims of an EU policy – reduce environmental negative impacts of waste management (basic objective) and resource use (new dimension) Definition of the aims of an EU policy – reduce environmental negative impacts of waste management (basic objective) and resource use (new dimension) A list of actions (16) in the following fields: A list of actions (16) in the following fields:  Renewed emphasis on full implementation of the legislation  Simplification and Modernisation – simplify legal context, clarify some key concepts  Life Cycle Thinking into Waste Policies – introduce LCA way of thinking  Waste Prevention – encourage best practice, promote ambitious prevention plans  Improve knowledge and information – knowledge based approach  Recycling society and markets – moving towards a recycling society The Thematic Strategy on Waste

5 Expected impacts of the Strategy: Expected impacts of the Strategy:  Application of the waste hierarchy principles  Improve cost effectiveness of waste management  Increased environmental and social benefits Review clause Review clause Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste

6 “The Commission will review the progress made towards achieving Strategy’s objectives in 2010 with a particular focus on:  Waste prevention policies  Applying the LCA thinking to waste management – including biowaste  Towards a European recycling society “If necessary, identify additional measures needed to promote” strategy main objectives Objective: Communication before the end of the year Review Clause

7 Review supported by a study focusing on:  Collection of data on progress achieved  Evaluation of possible additional actions if needed 5 main topics to be analysed:  What are the trends and developments in Waste area? including extrapolations of waste generation and management  How main concepts were diffused? Life-cycle thinking, Waste hierarchy…  Did we reach our objectives? Prevention, recycling, reducing environmental impacts, modernisation, better implementation…  Are we really moving towards a recycling Society?  What are the international impacts of EU waste policies? Consultation of experts and stakeholders Review – Method

8 Get audience’ views on the main achievements and possible gaps of the Thematic Strategy Identify whether and what kind of new actions would be needed to improve Strategy’s implementation  With a particular focus on:  The reasons explaining the important differences between Member States performances  Possible added value of EU action compared to local/regional/national “Open” Discussion – not “lobbying” exercise – real opportunity to convey key messages “Open” Discussion – not “lobbying” exercise – real opportunity to convey key messages Objectives of today’s meeting

9 Your attention Your attention Your presence Your presence Your participation Your participation More information: Thank you for


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