Written by Didier Bourguignon (3rd edition),
Although waste management in the EU has improved considerably in recent decades, over a quarter of municipal waste is still landfilled and less than half is recycled or composted, with wide variations between Member States. Improving waste management could deliver positive effects for the environment, climate, human health and the economy. As part of a shift towards a circular economy, the European Commission made four legislative proposals introducing new waste-management targets regarding reuse, recycling and landfilling, strengthening provisions on waste prevention and extended producer responsibility, and streamlining definitions, reporting obligations and calculation methods for targets.
See also our at a glance note on: ‘Circular economy 1.0 and 2.0: A comparison‘.
- September 2016: ‘Circular economy package: Four legislative proposals on waste‘ (3rd edition)
- June 2016: ‘Circular economy package: Four legislative proposals on waste‘ (2nd edition)
- January 2016: ‘Circular economy package: Four legislative proposals on waste‘ (1st edition)
|Proposals for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council
|Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Simona Bonafè (S&D, Italy)
|COM(2015)593, COM(2015)594, COM(2015)595, COM(2015)596 of 02.12.2015
procedure ref.: 2015/0272(COD), 2015/0274(COD), 2015/0275(COD), 2015/0276(COD),
Ordinary legislative procedure
|Next steps expected:||Vote in ENVI Committee, November 2016|