MEPs push for tighter waste shipment rules
Circular – 18 January 2023 – The European Parliament has adopted its negotiating position for talks with EU governments on a new law to revise EU procedures and control measures for waste shipments. The revised legislation aims to protect the environment and human health more effectively while taking “full advantage of the opportunities” provided by waste to achieve the EU’s goals of a zero-pollution and circular economy. With the adopted text, MEPs support explicitly banning shipments of all wastes destined for disposal within the EU, except if authorised in limited and “well-justified” cases. EU exports of hazardous waste to non-OECD countries would also be prohibited under the adopted text.