Safe shipments of waste: a crucial role for the circular economy
Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste, notably known as the Waste Shipment Regulation, lays down procedures for the transboundary movement of waste within the EU. The latter transposes provisions deriving from international law on the matter: the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their disposals, as well as the OECD Decision.
In the context of the ongoing review of the Waste Shipment Regulation, FEAD stresses that the safe and environmentally sound management of shipments of waste within and outside the EU are critical for well-functioning EU and global recycling and recovery markets, allowing for a successful transition towards a more circular economy.
To fully achieve these objectives, substantial administrative burdens for waste operators, currently causing delays and additional costs, should be eased through amendments to the Regulation.
FEAD, through its Sub-Committee Shipments, is active in advocating for more efficient and effective shipments of waste.