First Reading Results on a Waste Directive:

Published: 17 January 2008

Policies & Issues: Environment

A modern, flexible and enforceable EU waste management policy

In view of the upcoming second reading of the European Institutions on the future horizontal EU waste framework law, Orgalime has analysed the Council’s Common Position on the proposal for a waste directive and the report of the EP established in first reading on 13 February 2007.

As a result, Orgalime seeks the support of regulators for establishing in their further proceedings a forward-looking EU waste management policy that builds upon life cycle thinking, sustainable use of resources, exploring the benefits of recovery and recycling to the greatest extent possible while ensuring cost efficiency and legal certainty for a flourishing EU engineering industry providing jobs to (more than 10.6 Mio) EU citizens in an ever growing internal market with a vast range of sustainable products available for the consumer to enjoy at affordable prices.

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