new EU rules on waste shipments

17 Nov: Questions and Answers on new EU rules on waste shipments

(Source: European Commission)

Why is the EU revising the rules on waste shipments?

Waste can be a valuable resource but it has to be used with care. When waste shipped across borders is not properly controlled and sustainably managed in the destination countries, it can harm human health and the environment. On the other hand, such waste can have a positive economic value and also bring environmental benefits. This is the case when it is recycled and used as secondary materials, therefore replacing virgin materials and contributing to a more circular economy.

International trade in waste is on the rise, …