The European Commission launched a ‘call for evidence’ in preparation to the revision of the Waste Framework Directive.
The Waste Framework Directive protects public health and the environment through the proper management of waste. This is done by applying the EU’s waste hierarchy, which promotes waste prevention and re-use over waste recovery and disposal.
The initiative will improve waste management by:
- reducing waste generation including through re-use of products or components
- reducing mixed waste and increasing preparation for re-use or recycling of waste by improving separate collection.