The European Commission has opened up a new consultation on the revision of waste shipment rules in the European Union. It is hoped that a wider community of stakeholders will respond to the consultation, which is open until 30 July for all EU citizens. National authorities, experts, and private institutions involved in the shipment and management of waste are also invited to fill out the questionnaire.
The revision of the waste shipment rules is part of the European Commission’s Green Deal. It aims at restricting exports of waste, which can have a harmful impact in third countries or which can be treated domestically within the EU.
The revised framework is also designed to facilitate the preparation of waste for re-use and recycling in the EU and to boost the transition towards a circular economy.
Find more details on the public consultation here.