Analysis of waste hierarchy in the European waste directive 2008/98/EC.

  title={Analysis of waste hierarchy in the European waste directive 2008/98/EC.},
  author={Mangesh Gharfalkar and Richard Court and Callum Campbell and Zulfiqur Ali and Graham Hillier},
  journal={Waste management},
Loss of recoverable resources in linear resource flow systems is likely to contribute to the depletion of natural resources and environmental degradation. The 'waste hierarchy' in the European Commission's latest Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD2008) makes recommendations on how to address this issue. The WFD2008 is analysed in this work for its adequacy in ensuring return of 'recoverable waste' as a 'resource' into the productive system. Despite the release of guidance documents by… CONTINUE READING
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