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Potentials and evaluation of preventive measures : a case study for Germany

  • The European Waste Framework Directive has defined waste prevention as top of the waste hierarchy meaning nothing less than a fundamental change of the sociotechnical system of waste infrastructures with all its economic, legal, social and cultural elements. Based on an empirical analysis of more than 300 waste prevention measures this paper assesses which prevention effects can realistically be achieved by applying the measures described in the German waste prevention programme or in those of other EU member states. Taking into account waste streams like packaging, food waste, bulky waste and production waste the results show that waste generation is not an unavoidable evil but can be significantly reduced at current level of technology.

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Claas Henning WiltsORCiDGND, Bettina Rademacher
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-53081
Year of Publication:2014
Source Title (English):International journal of waste resources
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Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Licence:License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung