As work on the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) progresses in the European Parliament's Environment Committee, the waste management umbrella association FEAD reminded policymakers that a functioning circular economy must be efficient as well as safe. The industry group, which represents private sector waste management businesses, noted that many recent developments in the regulation of transboundary waste shipments had been focused on improving safety by increasing controls or even instituting bans. This approach to regulation had resulted in complex and time-consuming procedural and administrative requirements which were trade impediments to circular business models and drove up costs for recyclers....
FEAD stresses need for both safety and efficiency in waste transports
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