Potential study on waste prevention in Hesse: Current measures and potentials

Duration August 2020 – December 2020

Project manager Prof. Dr. Jana Rückert-John

Client Ministry of the Environment Hesse

Cooperation partner Ökopol GmbH

On March 13, 2017, the cabinet of the Hessian state government approved the Integrated Climate Protection Plan 2025 (IKSP). The package of measures contained therein also provides for the creation of a nationwide waste prevention strategy. The aim of the “Potential Study” is to provide a sound basis for decision-making in the development of this waste prevention strategy. For this purpose, among other things, the product/waste flows considered in depth in the Federal Waste Prevention Program with the Participation of the Federal States II (AVP II) are analyzed for their respective climate/environmental relevance by evaluating the volume flows in Hesse.

For the analyzed product/waste streams, both already established waste prevention approaches in Hesse and new ones will be identified and examined with regard to their prevention potential, their feasibility as well as possible success indicators. Since the goal is a nationwide waste prevention strategy, the focus is particularly on waste prevention activities in which state actors are involved as initiators, multipliers or direct agents.

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