Economic tools in waste and packaging (2018)

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness and update of relevant economic tools in the field of waste and packaging that affect waste generation and thus waste prevention.
The study addressed the following issues:

  • the use and effectiveness of established economic tools in waste management,
  • comparison and evaluation of economic tools in waste management in the Slovak Republic and selected EU countries, examples of good practice,
  • economic instruments which may have a significant impact on the prevention of packaging waste and waste.

Last but not least, the study was intended to highlight the need to implement economic instruments that will allow the transition from a linear way of the economy to a circular economy. The role of the circular economy is precisely to prevent waste generation, to use waste as a new source of material, to extend the life cycle of products and materials, thus supporting the idea of sustainable development.


Study prepared for Ministry of Environment, 2018