Draft Legislation on Waste Management Approved by the Parliament

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted earlier this month on four directives concerning waste management, mainly waste from households and small firms, representing 8% of total waste. These plans are a first step towards creating a circular economy where products are designed in order to facilitate reuse. One of the key issues is how ambitious targets should be for recycling rates and limiting landfilling, which is probably the most harmful way of getting rid of waste. The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today. MEPs also want the waste package plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with the Council.
Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ & http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

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