Connected Commission priorities: European Green Deal
EU waste policy aims to contribute to the circular economy by extracting high-quality resources from waste as much as possible. The European Green Deal aims to promote growth by transitioning to a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. As part of this transition, several EU waste laws will be reviewed.
The Waste Framework Directive is the EU’s legal framework for treating and managing waste in the EU. It introduces an order of preference for waste management called the “waste hierarchy”.
Certain categories of waste require specific approaches. Therefore, as well as the overarching legal framework, the EU has many laws to address different types of waste.
EU waste policy aims to protect the environment and human health and help the EU’s transition to a circular economy. It sets objectives and targets to
- improve waste management
- stimulate innovation in recycling
- limit landfilling
On 15 March 2021, the European Commission published an evaluation of the Directive on end-of-life vehicles (ELV Directive).
Today, the European Commission adopted new rules on the export, import and intra-EU shipment of plastic waste.
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The EU’s circular economy action plan provides a clear vision for a clean and competitive economy
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