Measures to address food waste in the context of the review of EU waste management targets: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment

27-11-2014

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment (IA) on measures to address food waste. This IA, dated 23 September 2014, completes the IA on the review of EU waste management targets which accompanied the proposal on waste, on packaging and packaging waste, on the landfill of waste, on end-of-life vehicles, on waste batteries and accumulators, and on waste electrical and electronic equipment, adopted on 2 July 2014. This note, prepared by the Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit for the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament, analyses whether the principal criteria laid down in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment Guidelines, as well as additional factors identified by the Parliament in its Impact Assessment Handbook, appear to be met by the IA. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposal. It is drafted for informational and background purposes to assist the relevant parliamentary committee(s) and Members more widely in their work.

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission's Impact Assessment (IA) on measures to address food waste. This IA, dated 23 September 2014, completes the IA on the review of EU waste management targets which accompanied the proposal on waste, on packaging and packaging waste, on the landfill of waste, on end-of-life vehicles, on waste batteries and accumulators, and on waste electrical and electronic equipment, adopted on 2 July 2014. This note, prepared by the Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Unit for the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament, analyses whether the principal criteria laid down in the Commission’s own Impact Assessment Guidelines, as well as additional factors identified by the Parliament in its Impact Assessment Handbook, appear to be met by the IA. It does not attempt to deal with the substance of the proposal. It is drafted for informational and background purposes to assist the relevant parliamentary committee(s) and Members more widely in their work.