The European Environment Council has emphasised the importance of
keeping a clear waste hierarchy that puts the priority on prevention,
thereby soothing green NGO fears that it wanted to prioritise incineration
for generating energy.
In 2005, the Commission presented a new Thematic Strategy on Waste
Prevention and Recycling and proposed an updated version of the waste
framework directive. The strategy reviews and streamlines existing
legislation within a single, comprehensive framework.
The Environment Council on 27 June has re-emphasised the key
importance it attaches to the waste hierarchy and called on the
Commission to come forward with concrete measures on prevention under
the Finnish Presidency.
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