WSR: European Recycling industry calls for unhampered trade for raw materials from recycling
Recycling Portal – 2 December 2022 – The procedures for the export of recycled materials still classified as waste laid down in the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) are burdensome, costly and time-consuming.
The European recycling and waste management industry, represented by EuRIC and FEAD, is at the heart of the transition towards a circular economy and climate-neutrality. Thanks to more than 5,500 mostly small but also large European recycling companies, it is one of the few industries that steadily grows and invests into new industrial facilities. The recycling industry also provides 350 000+ direct local, non-outsourceable jobs across Europe, including highly skilled employment.