EU: Circular Economy Waste Package Published in Official Journal
The EU Circular Economy Waste Package has been officially published in the Official Journal of the European Union and will enter into force on 4 July 2018.
The four approved Directives are as follows:
Directive (EU) 2018/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment
- Directive (EU) 2018/850 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste
- Directive (EU) 2018/851 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
- Directive (EU) 2018/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste
These four Directives are the EU’s approach to “closing the loop” of product life cycles through greater recycling and re-use measures. The provisions include setting ambitious recycling targets for waste recycling and measures on extended producer responsibility.
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