Circular economy package: Four legislative proposals on waste [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Didier Bourguignon (4th edition),

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Although waste management in the EU has improved considerably in recent decades, over a quarter of municipal waste is still landfilled and less than half is recycled or composted, with wide variations between Member States. Improving waste management could deliver positive effects for the environment, climate, human health and the economy. As part of a shift towards a circular economy, the European Commission made four legislative proposals introducing new waste-management targets regarding reuse, recycling and landfilling, strengthening provisions on waste prevention and extended producer responsibility, and streamlining definitions, reporting obligations and calculation methods for target.

 


See also our at a glance note on: ‘Circular economy 1.0 and 2.0: A comparison‘.


See our animated infographic on Circular Economy.


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