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  • Submitted by: Spain
  • Topic: Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
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  • Location: Spain
  • Date of completion: 2008
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Green economy policies, practices and initiatives
The Integrated National Waste Plan
Description/achievement of initiative

The New National Plan of Integrated Waste 2008- 2015 (PNIR) was launched in 2008, aimed at integrating the European core principles and giving a clear sign to different Administrations and economic agents involved.
Source: UNCSD Secretariat (2010) Questionnaire for the Member States on Experiences, Success Factors, Risks and Challenges with Regard to Objective and Themes of UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

The Integrated National Waste Plan 2008-2015 provides a comprehensive analysis of the situation in waste generation and offers a wealth of information that complements the previous with other waste categories, such as vehicles at the end of its useful life, waste electrical and electronic, construction and demolition waste, etc. The impact on the natural environment and human health and well-being in Spain are mainly the result of inappropriate waste management. To prevent it, authorities have implemented a large number of control, inspection and monitoring programmes in recent years and these actions are improving the situation.

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