On 20 November 2009, the Commission published two implementation reports aiming to inform the other Community institutions, the Member States and the public about the implementation of the EU legislation on waste over the period 2004 – 2006. The general Implementation Report covers Directives 2006/12/EC on waste, 91/689/EC on hazardous waste, 75/439/EEC on waste oils, 86/278/EEC on sewage sludge, 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste, 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment, and 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles. This report is complemented by separate reports on the Waste Shipment Regulation and the End of Life Vehicles Directive.
For the reporting period 2004 - 2006, the Commission contracted Ecologic to analyse and summarise the responses of the Member States to the implementation questionnaires. The reports on this web page were prepared by Ecologic on the basis of the responses of Member States to the questionnaires. They summarise the responses article by article and country by country and observe a limit of 100 words per response. For practical reasons, the reports do not differentiate between direct quotes from the Member States’ responses and re-phrased or shortened passages. All due care has been taken by Ecologic in completing this synopsis. However, please mind that the original responses from the Member States constitute the only “authentic” document as submitted by the Member States. The report produced is solely based on the information made available to the Commission.