Agreement on German waste law in conciliation comittee


The conciliation committee of the two chambers of Germany’s parliament reached agreement on the revision of the country’s waste legislation on Wednesday. The updated law is to strengthen the position of local authorities vis-à-vis private waste management companies in matters such as access to recyclable waste from households.

In a statement for the minutes, the German government committed to review within a year whether the law achieves its stated objectives of strengthening competition and increasing recycling, and to immediately amend it if that is not the case. The Bundestag is to vote on the conciliation compromise on Thursday, the Bundesrat, the second chamber of parliament representing the federal countries, will hold its vote on Friday.

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