On 17 November last year, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new Regulation on waste shipments, in order to boost an innovative and sustainable waste management according to the European Green Deal. The proposal follows mainly a two-side approach: facilitate intra-EU waste shipments to promote circular economy and tackle the export of illegal waste outside the EU, by proposing stronger rules on waste exports, a more efficient system for the circulation of waste as a resource and determined action against waste trafficking.
This adopted act is open for feedback for a minimum period of 8 weeks (19 November 2021 – 17 January 2022). All feedback received will be summarised by the European Commission and presented to the European Parliament and Council with the aim of feeding into the legislative debate.
- More information: Waste Shipments – revision of EU rules