January 23, 2023

Industry responds to European Parliament’s proposed plastic waste export ban to non-OECD countries

Packaging Europe – 23 January 2023 – FEAD (European Waste Management Association) has also shared its own concerns. It welcomed the “extension of confirmation deadlines for facilities to two working days, the acknowledgment of persistent and normalised delays in the authorisation processes, and the obligation for all Competent Authorities to accept documentation in English.” However, it went on to add that although illegal waste shipments and waste-related crime have attracted public attention and “associated them with the need to end waste shipments altogether”, illegal practices mean that “the existing rules are circumvented, so that bans and increased financial and administrative burdens will not end such damaging practices, hampering the circular economy instead.”

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