Stabilisation and Reduction of Household Waste

Northern Ireland

A Framework for Waste Prevention in Northern Ireland was published in 2005. 

It is expected that a Waste Prevention Programme will be announced in 2011/12 in accordance with Directive (2008/98/EC).


The Scottish Government has committed to develop a Waste Prevention Programme for Scotland in accordance with the Revised Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) by the end of 2010. The programme will include Reuse activities.


Towards Zero Waste sets waste reduction targets of:

  • 1.5% per year until 2050 (based on 2007 baseline)
  • 27% reduction in wastes by 2025 (based on 2007 baseline)