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European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management

European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management

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European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management

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  1. Under contract with the European Environment Agency European Topic Centre on Resource and Waste Management

  2. Outline of presentation • The Topic Centre • The world of the EEA • ETC/RWM activities • ETC/RWM, Turkey and the West Balkans • IMPEL relevant success stories • Various information sources

  3. What is a Topic Centre? • ETCs: consortia of national institutions • work under contract with the European Environment Agency (EEA) • assistance within a particular topic (resources and waste in our case) • existed since 1997

  4. Who is the Topic Centre? Estonian Environment Information Centre Environment Agency for England and Wales Danish EPA Austrian EPA Wuppertal Institute Regional Environ-mental Centre Italian EPA

  5. What are the resources? • 10 full-time staff in Copenhagen11 part-time staff with partners • Annual budget:EUR 800,000 (incl. 10% national contribution)

  6. European Environment Agency ‘The EEA aims to support sustainable development and help to achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe’s environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to the policy making agents and the public’

  7. Eionet • Eionet is the network of the EEA: • National Focal Points • (one in each country) • National Reference Centres • (experts within a field) • European Topic Centres • (resource and waste management, air, water, terrestrial environment as well as nature and biodiversity)

  8. Eionet

  9. Work areas • Data processing and data management • Indicators and fact sheets • Support to policy processes • Policy analysis and assessment • Knowledge sharing • Support to member countries

  10. Data processing and data management • The ETCs do not collect data • Data from Eurostat, DGEnv, Basel Convention • Regulation on Waste Statistics important in the future • Close cooperation with DGEnv and Eurostat • Overlapping reporting obligations

  11. Draft list of ETC/RWM indicators • Direct Material Input (DMI) • Direct Material Consumption (DMC) • Generation of municipal waste • Generation of packaging waste • Total generation of waste • Generation of industrial waste • Generation of hazardous waste • Waste recovery by operation categories • Waste disposal, specific waste streams • Landfilling of biodegradable municipal waste • GHG emissions from waste recovery and disposal EEA CSI

  12. Manufacturing waste generation in Western Europe and Central Eastern Europe

  13. Manufacturing waste generation/gross value added in the manufacturing sector

  14. Trends in generation of manufacturing waste per capita

  15. Trends in manufacturing waste generation per gross value added in the manufacturing sector

  16. Policy analysis and assessments • Use of economic instruments in resource policies • Assessment of effect of present EU legislation – Landfill and Incineration Directives

  17. Support to member countries • Support to Turkey • Support to West Balkan • Eionet • newsletter • annual Eionet workshop

  18. ETC/RWM, Turkey and the West Balkans • The two projects concern the setting up of a national waste data collection and information system to enable the countries to report according to EU and international requirements in the future • Knowledge-sharing/best practice • Financing: EEA (Turkey) and Cards (West Balkans)

  19. Knowledge sharing • Wastebase • Success stories (waste prevention)

  20. Success stories • Envirowise – the UK(www.envirowise.gov.uk) • Commercial waste advisors – Denmark • Effizienz-Agentur NRW - Germany (www.efanrw.de) • Cleaner Production Centre – Croatia(www.cro-cpc.hr)

  21. http://waste.eionet.europa.eu/

  22. Other information sources • www.wasteinfo.dk(International WasteNews) • http://www.eea.europa.eu/ • http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/index.htm • http://www.iswa.org