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Waste classifications and inventories

The quantitative and qualitative data on the generation, use, disposal and environmental effects of wastes are unreliable in many countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia and do not meet priority demands. Some important waste streams are not properly monitored. Inventories are lacking in several countries of waste of high potential hazard, which were and continue to be dumped on landfill sites, especially in rural areas. Data quality is often uncertain; data collected is often incomplete; little work has been done to analyze or synthesize data for policy development and assessment through appropriate indicators.

The Working Group, at its second session in 2002, discussed sets of indicators ENG RUS FRE developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) to help countries to monitor progress in waste prevention, waste management and material flows, and to provide comparable information at the pan-European level. It recommended Governments of countries that were not covered by EEA networks to consider using these sets of indicators in their national practices.

As a follow up and with the support by the EU/Tacis funds, the Working Group in 2003:

  • Reviewed the current situation in countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia in terms of collecting and handling data on waste and the effectiveness of existing regulations
  • Helped these countries to develop draft regulations to support routine data collection and reporting on wastes and the use of indicators on waste and material flows that are compatible with those applied in EEA countries

The work is done on the basis of a case study of three Caucasian countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The first Workshop on Waste Classifications and Inventories took place on 7-8 July 2003 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It discussed situation in the three Caucasian countries with waste classifications and inventories. It identified gaps in data collection on most important waste streams, weaknesses in the regulatory and institutional frameworks, and needs in building national capacities in the area. The workshop participants were informed about approaches applied in EEA member countries to improve waste classification systems, data collection and the use of indicators.

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The second Workshop was held on 3-4 October 2003 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It discussed and finalized the review of the current situation with waste classification and inventories systems in the Caucasian countries and recommendations to Governments of the three Caucasian countries and other EECCA countries for improving national waste classification systems, routine waste data collection as well as reporting by the use of indicators on waste and material flows that are compatible with those applied in EEA countries.

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Review

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Recommendations

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Workshop report

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For further information: monitoring.wgem@unece.org

 


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