waste framework directive Articles

  • Environmental benefits of reclaimed water: an economic assessment in the context of the Water Framework Directive

    The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) prescribes that all water bodies in Europe should achieve ‘good ecological status’ (GES). Maintaining a certain water flow is a pre-condition for the achievement of GES in areas of water scarcity. In such areas, reclaimed waste water is seen as a promising measure to keep river flow at a sufficient level. The contingent valuation method is applied here ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • European water policies and human health — Combining reported environmental information

    Society depends on the satisfactory and sustainable management of water. Historically, the primary purpose of water treatment was to protect human health, through reducing disease being transmitted through water. Subsequent measures to address environmental concerns have broadened our expectations of what water and waste water treatment should deliver. This report considers three pieces of EU ...

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Integrated environmental biotechnology-oriented framework for solid waste management and control in Nigeria

    Several environmental problems arising from man's activity have to be solved in a cost-effective and an environmentally friendly approach. In this paper, a framework for an integrated management and control of solid waste in the south-east zone of Nigeria is presented. The major activities include collection and transportation of solid waste to designated areas, separation of reusable components ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The New Waste Directive - Trying to Do it All.... An Early Assessment

    Abstract: At the heart of ongoing debate over Community waste policy (and thus its regulatory form) is an unclear message about its goals, which include both 'preventing* and 'regulating' waste and, after a new Directive, maintaining high environmental standards for the use of resources generally. This article asks whether the new Directive is likely to resolve the tension that arises in ...


  • The New Waste Directive - Trying to Do it All.. An Early Assessment

    Abstract: At the heart of ongoing debate over Community waste policy (and thus its regulatory form) is an unclear message about its goals, which include both 'preventing* and 'regulating' waste and, after a new Directive, maintaining high environmental standards for the use of resources generally. This article asks whether the new Directive is likely to resolve the tension that arises in ...


  • EU directive poses threat to vehicle recyclers

    Even the architect of the ELV directive believes proposed vehicle recovery and recycling quotas are ‘very tough’ and that the new definition of recycling proposed for the revised Waste Framework Directive could present problems to the ELV recycling industry. And the recent International Automobile Recycling Congress in Amsterdam also heard a leading steelmaker urge shredder operators to use and ...


    By Recycling International

  • For the first time, a common framework for cities’ greenhouse gas inventories

    “You cannot manage what you cannot measure” is a well-known adage for business, and the phrase is increasingly relevant for cities. In the past decade, many cities have ...

  • Legislation: The New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    Keywords: climate change, emissions trading, carbon capture, carbon transport, carbon storage, environ mental liability INTRODUCTION Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a controversial response to climate change, described variously as a 'magic bullet';1 'an uncomfortable but necessary option';2 'an expensive distraction';3 and a 'false hope'.4 The Directive on ...


  • Questions and answers on the amended Nuclear Safety Directive

    What is new in the directive? The amended Nuclear Safety Directive strengthens the nuclear safety framework of the EU. The amendment reinforces the provisions of the existing directive. It: strengthens the role and independence of national regulatory authorities; introduces a high-level EU-wide safety objective, emphasizing accident prevention and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Stopping the waste

    Maximising resource efficiency and minimising our climate impacts through the review of Europe’s main waste lawA chance to: Promote recycling, with EU-wide targets for recycling 50% of municipal and 70% of industrial and construction waste by 2020. Ensure that Europe really does prevent waste, including setting a target to stabilise waste production at 2008 levels by 2012. Oppose ...

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • The new Austrian compost ordinance - a comparative study of compost quality policies and the legal framework in the european union

    The European Commission is planning to elaborate a directive on the production and use of compost. In advance Austria seized the opportunity to support the Commission in its endeavours and arranged the Symposium 'Compost - Quality Approach in the European Union' in Vienna in October 1998. The aim was to provide a comprehensive information of the technical and organisation background of separate ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Control of dangerous substances in discharges and microbiological abatement: European framework and a case study of an ozone disinfection system

    Directive 2000/60/EC requires the achievement of a ‘good chemical status’ for surface water within pre-established dates. Disinfection is needed to achieve compulsory final microbial limit values (in Italy for wastewater discharges the parameter Escherichia coli – EC – is imposed by law with a maximum limit value of 5,000 cfu/100 mL). Liquid waste and disinfection ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Survey of Wastes Spread on Land

    In the context of the European Community Waste Management Policy (Commission of the EC 1996), the Directorate-General Environment has commissioned WRc, in collaboration with SEDE France and REI Italy, to undertake a survey on industrial wastes spread on land which covers the fifteen Member States of the European Union. This is the final report for the study which began in January 2000. There are ...


  • Case Notes: Resources, recycling and waste

    The regulation of waste is a notoriously complex and confusing area of environmental law.1 Even pinning down the precise meaning of waste under the Waste Framework Directive2 continues to prove difficult, and the mass of litigation and commentary to which this most basic question has given rise is well known. The decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Mayer Parry, a reference from the ...


  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Legislation: The Eu Directive On Industrial Emissions: Squaring The Circle of Integrated, Harmonised and Ambitious Technology Standards?

    Keywords: Integrated pollution control, technology standards, emissions trading, h|ar-monisation, information exchange, comitology The EU Directive on Industrial Emissions1 reforms the twice amended, consolidated EU Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control.2 This legislation note critiques key provisions of the new Directive, and comments on whether its main purposes - ...


  • Waste-to-energy’s contribution to climate protection

    The Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants commissioned a study into waste-to-energy’s contribution to climate protection. It demonstrates the positive effect the implementation of the energy efficiency formula (R1, Annex II), proposed by the Commission in the new Waste Framework Directive and supported by the Council, could have on CO2 emissions. The study concludes that CO2 ...

  • Waste prevention in Europe — the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) ...

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