EU proposes new recycling and landfill targets

On 2 July, the EU Commission published a number of documents aimed at moving the EU towards a circular economy. A circular economy virtually eliminates waste by retaining resources within the economy when a product has reached the end of its life, so that they remain in productive use and create further value.

Part of the package is a proposal for a new directive amending six existing EU waste directives: Directive 2008/98/EC on waste (the Waste Framework Directive or WFD); Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (the Packaging Directive); Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste (the Landfill Directive); Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles; Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators; and Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment.

This note will concentrate on the proposed changes to the targets set out in the WFD, Packaging Directive and Landfill Directive…

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