24.04.2013 − The EU Commission acted within its rights when it decided to stop paments to Italy from the European Regional Development Fund because of continuing infringements of EU waste law in the
11.04.2013 − Some 600,000 cubic metres of waste are adrift in the North Sea, according to estimates reported by Germany’s federal environment agency (UBA) at the International Marine Litter Conference in Berlin. The wastes
28.03.2013 − Ferrous scrap exports from the EU to third countries reached a record high last year. The 27 member states exported around 19.22 million tonnes of "iron and steel wastes and scrap" valued at €6.8bn to countries
26.03.2013 − Forty per cent of the municipal waste managed in Ireland during 2011 was recycled, according to a new report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday. The rise of 2 percentage points sinc
21.03.2013 − The European Commission will take Italy to the European Court of Justice due to the inadequate pretreatment of municipal waste stored in the Malagrotta landfill near Rome and other landfills
07.03.2013 − The European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General has published a "Green Paper on a European Strategy on Plastic Waste in the Environment" on Thursday and launched a public consultation.
25.01.2013 − The European Commission has launched the second stage in infringement proceedings against Spain, Finland and Slovakia due to deficits in the implementation of Community waste law. The member states
18.01.2013 − After having declined in the year 2010, household waste arisings increased again slightly in 2011. Overall, 37.196 million tonnes of waste were collected from households, 0.41 million tonnes more
13.12.2012 − Glass cullet meeting certain conditions can be excluded from the scope of waste regulation beginning next year. The regulation laying out the criteria which must be achieved for the exemption
27.11.2012 − The European Parliament's Environment Committee will hold a first exchange of views this week on the proposed Ship Recycling Regulation. A financing system to support safe shipbreaking activities
13.11.2012 − Member states of the EU have significantly raised transboundary shipments of both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes between 2001 and 2009. There was only a temporary decrease in movements in 2008/09
05.11.2012 − NGS, the statutory hazardous waste broker of the north German state of Lower Saxony, has begun a pilot project using electronic records for transboundary waste shipments with Dutch authority Agentschap NL.
24.10.2012 − The European Commission will call on the European Court of Justice to impose a lump sum fine of €56m on Italy for its continued failure to shut down hundreds of illegally operating landfills and tips
21.09.2012 − The EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and the Republic of China’s Minister of Commerce Chen Deming signed a financing agreement for pilot projects to promote environmental protection
13.09.2012 − The Hungarian Parliament vote on a controversial waste management bill originally scheduled for 10 September is now expected to take place some time next week, Hungary's Ministry of Rural Development told EUWID
23.08.2012 − Italy has notified a draft ministerial decree laying down the conditions under which solid recovered fuel (SRF) produced from waste may cease to be waste and gain product status to the EU Commission.
15.08.2012 − Marking the entry into force of the recast EU Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) on 13 August, EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik encouraged the member states
08.08.2012 − "The picture that emerges from this exercise confirms my strong concerns," said EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik on Tuesday in reaction to a study on the implementation of EU waste law in
26.07.2012 − The recast Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) was published in the EU Official Journal on Tuesday. The member states have until 14 February 2014 to bring the laws,
06.07.2012 − Once again Germany has exceeded the targets set out in the EU ELV Directive in 2010. The backlog of vehicles from the scrappage scheme in the prior year drove the recovery rate above 100 per cent.
05.07.2012 − KMK Metals Recycling was the preferred bidder for 7,5000 electronic voting machines being discarded by the Irish government. The Tullamore County Offaly recycler entered a tender of €70,267 to acquire the
25.06.2012 − The EU Commission announced last week that it will refer Cyprus to the European Court of Justice for non-compliance with the Landfill Directive. The authority will also send second warnings to Lithuania and Mal
14.06.2012 − The world’s cities generate a total of around 1.3bn tonnes of municipal solid waste per year. This amount is set to climb to more than 2.2bn tonnes per year by 2025, predicts the World Bank in a study
13.06.2012 − At their Council meeting at the end of last week, the interior and justice ministers of the EU member countries approved a compromise negotiated in late December 2011 for revising the EU Waste Electrical