(Overall mapping of physical flows and stocks of resources to forecast waste quantities in Europe and identify life-cycle environmental stakes of waste prevention and recycling.)

Objective: To provide an inventory of the historically cumulated physical stock of materials in EU-27 (EU-25 plus Romania and Bulgaria), and to forecast the expected amounts of waste generated, per resource category, in the next 25 years. Furthermore, an assessment of the life-cycle wide environmental impacts from different scenarios of waste prevention will be implemented concerning recycling and waste treatment in the EU-27.

LHTEE Contribution: Participation and contribution in most workpackages.

Funded by: Sixth Framework Programme

Major Partners:

  1. Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Orléans.
  2. 2.-0 LCA consultants ApS, Copenhagen.
  3. Resource Management Agency, Vienna.
  4. University of Technology - Institute for Water Quality and Waste Management, Vienna.
  5. University of Stuttgart – Institute of Sanitary, Water Quality and Solid Waste Management.
  6. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
  7. Central Mining Institute, Katowice.