Textiles: Council adopts position

July 11th, 2024

On 17 June, the European Council adopted its position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) with a focus on textile and food waste.

On 17 June, the European Council adopted its position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) with a focus on textile and food waste.

This general approach proposes several changes to the European Commission’s draft. For example, the Commission is asked to consider setting targets for the prevention, collection, preparation for re-use and recycling of used textiles by 31 December 2028.

Moreover, the general approach addressed the following points, which Landbell Group welcomes:

  • a more accurate definition of social enterprises
  • mandatory appointment of an authorised representative
  • mandatory entrustment of a producer responsibility organisation, and
  • an implementing act to specify EPR fee modulation

The Council’s position extends the proposed transposition period from 18 to 24 months, thereby delaying the entry into force of this much needed legislation.

The European Parliament adopted its position on the WFD amendments in March 2024. The inter-institutional negotiations between the Parliament, the Council and the Commission will begin after the new Parliament has organised itself after the elections in early June (for example, by determining the committees and responsibilities of parliamentarians).

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