The European Environment Agency, together with Zero Waste Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe, have asked EU member states whether they will support the much-needed proposals to boost EU waste policy in the negotiations they will held in Brussels in the coming weeks to promote an open and transparent decision-making process and a complete transition towards a circular economy.
Policymakers and NGOs, together with a growing number of industries, agree that the shift to a “circular economy” – where waste generation is prevented and products are reused or recycled – is the best solution for the Planet and for business.
The ongoing negotiations in Brussels will determine the future of EU waste laws in the 28 member states and will reveal whether the EU is ready for the transition to a circular economy.
The senior representatives of the Member States will meet this month to define the position of the Council of the European Union. At the end of May, the three EU institutions – the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council – will enter into the final interinstitutional negotiations before agreeing on the final text of the new EU waste laws.
As a result of the study, an interactive map of EU waste policies has been drawn up to monitor the ongoing negotiations, which can be found here