waste management directive News

  • Europe to vote on revision of waste directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote today approving the agreement reached with the Council on the revision of the waste framework directive, the central pillar of EU waste management policy. European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'This legislation marks a shift in thinking about waste from an unwanted burden to a valued resource and helps ...

  • Defra prepares to manage transposition of revised waste framework directive

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs intends to manage the transposition of the revised Waste Framework Directive through a two-stage consultation process. The revised WFD was published on 22 November 2008 in the Official Journal of the European Union. Article 40 of ...

  • E-waste Management in German

    E waste contains toxic substances and requires proper disposal. Since the start of use of domestic electrical appliances in private households in Germany, the country has been gradually developing its laws governing the management of e-waste. Development of E Waste Management in Germany Before 1972 Germany started to use domestic ...

  • EU waste management policy

    Today's society generates a great deal of biodegradable waste, which causes major environmental and health problems. There are various forms of treatment to prevent and monitor those problems. The choice of the best method is based on maximising safety, minimising environmental impact and, whenever possible, obtaining recyclable end products. The best way of doing this is by biological treatment ...


  • Coast guard and EPA send directive to BP on oil spill waste management plan (HQ, AL, FL, LA, MS)

    Today, the U.S. Coast Guard, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreement, issued a directive to BP on how the company should manage recovered oil, contaminated materials and liquid and solid wastes recovered in cleanup operations from the BP oil spill. The U.S. Coast Guard, along with EPA, and in consultation with the states, will hold BP accountable for the implementation of the approved ...

  • A new direction for climate negotiations

    The Copenhagen climate summit ended six months ago in what was widely seen in the clean tech and environmentalist communities as a major disappointment. Now, six months later, at the conclusion of yet another climate negotiation in Bonn, Germany, optimism for a climate agreement this year is no brighter than in those dark days of December. Nonetheless, the outlines of a pragmatic new approach are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • EU Council and Parliament provisionally agree on new directives on waste

    On 18 December 2017, the European Parliament and Council came to a provisional agreement on four legislative proposals regarding waste. The agreed rules will establish binding waste reduction targets and will amend rules with the aim to decrease waste generation, improve controls on waste management, promote product reuse and increase recycling success across the EU.   Under ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Managing wastes works. Eliminating wastes is better

    Waste management policy in the EU is successfully reducing the proportion of waste that is sent to landfill and cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by inefficient waste management, according to a new study. However, the study also supports greater efforts channelled into waste prevention. EU waste management policy has developed substantially since 1990 and, as a result, recycling and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Consultation Defra’s Waste Management Plan & Site Waste Management Plans

    A consultation is underway on an updates Waste Management Plan for England, however, Defra’s documents contain no new policies on waste management. The waste management plan will complement the waste planning policy, PPS10; this policy outlines what planning authorities should take into account when considering proposals for new waste infrastructure. The Department for Communities and Local ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Gaps in WEEE Directive laid bare

    The introduction of a national or European Union register to hold all organisations handling waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU will help Member States to capture more WEEE tonnages, according to an industry expert. Speaking to MRW, WEEE compliance scheme Ireland European Recycling Platform general manager Martin Tobin said: “All organisations handling WEEE should be registered ...

  • EIB financing of EU municipal waste management projects

    Within the last 8 years period (2000-2007), the EIB signed loans of around EUR 1,5 billion dedicated to investments in municipal waste management facilities. Nearly EUR 1 billion of the signed amount involves incineration. This represents some 0. 3% of total signed loans of EIB during that period. The projects are located mainly in EU-15, notably FR, DK, IT, NL, UK and often involve efficient ...

  • HSE announces planned inspections of waste management vehicles

    A wave of inspections of transport risks in waste management operations will take place in 2010-11, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced. The inspections will focus on skip-hire operations and waste management companies where waste is hand sorted, two areas that represent a disproportionately high level of accidents. A HSE spokesperson said: “The waste and recycling industry ...

  • Improved waste management can deliver climate benefits

    According to a recent European Environment Agency (EEA) study improved waste management practices are all ready contributing to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. The EEA briefing, released on January 31, 2008 and available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Improved waste management delivering climate benefits

    The EEA briefing, available in 26 languages, explains how better processing of municipal waste will continue to reduce emissions from this sector, while calling for greater attention to increasing volumes across Europe. The study projects a significant decrease by 2020 in net greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste, with a reduction of more than 80 % (down to 10 million tones) compared to ...

  • The Eighth European Commission Conference on the Management of Radioactive Waste

    The use of nuclear power for the generation of electricity is not the only producer of radioactive waste, it is also produced by many other applications such as industrial tests and radiotherapies. Research on radioactive waste has been a significant area of activity under the 7th Euratom Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-13). The Implementing Geological Disposal Technology Platform (IGD-TP) ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Special Interest Report in Waste Management out!

    With a number of notable exceptions, the vast majority of global production is deeply unsustainable. It's a "take-make-dispose" linear system that, despite increasing recycling efforts, generates staggering amounts of waste and causes substantial environmental damage. Increasingly businesses are looking at alternatives, one of which is the "circular economy" concept. The idea takes its ...


    By Reconomy

  • EU environmental liability directive soon to become law

    The European Union’s Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) will come into force in England from 1 March and will have an impact on waste management activities, according to international law firm Freshfields. The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations require operators not only to take preventative action to avoid environmental damage occurring in the first place, but ...

  • What is the best way to manage urban waste?

    Towns and cities generate huge volumes of waste that are often disposed of as landfill. In a new study, researchers explain that sorting urban waste into organic and inorganic streams, which can be turned into energy and fertiliser, offers a much more efficient and environmentally friendly solution. Each year, 1.3 billion tonnes of waste is thrown away in the EU. In several European countries, ...

  • MEPs set out waste management plans for 2050

    The European Parliament has made a series of recommendations, including managing waste, to be taken in key economic sectors to achieve a future EU integrated policy on climate change. The report, 2050: The future begins today – Recommendations for the EU’s future integrated policy on climate change, was published on 4 February. MEPs have called for the EU and other industrialised countries to ...

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