EU alarmed over hazardous waste growth
Materials Recycling World (MRW) – 18 January 2023 – More than half of the European Union’s hazardous waste is still not recycled and is increasing despite 30 years of reduction initiatives, says the European Court of Auditors. “The generation of hazardous waste is on the increase, and the EU has to address this problem,” said Eva Lindström, the auditor responsible for the review, which warned that the costs of hazardous waste disposal encourages misdescription and illegal exports. “The most preferable ways to handle hazardous waste are recycling and energy recovery. Disposal should only be used as a last resort,” said Lindström.