by ERP Italia

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The European Commission (EU) has begun preparations for the next revision of the Waste Framework Directive. Aims of the revision include strengthening the reuse of products and components, to thereby reduce waste generation, and improving separate collection of waste.

As part of a recent consultation, the Commission had asked stakeholders for initial ideas for the revision. Landbell Group company European Recycling Platform (ERP) participated with a position paper.

In this paper, ERP proposed a total of eight measures that should be addressed in the revision, including harmonisation of the criteria for the modulation of fees, alignment of collection targets with the available for collection method, and improvement of the conditions for competitive extended producer responsibility.

A further public consultation is planned for the second quarter of this year. The Commission’s legislative proposal is to follow next year.