The Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted on 1 December on its position on revising the EU Waste Shipments Regulation, in several areas backing tighter measures than those proposed by the Commission. The report prepared by rapporteur Pernille Weis of the EPP fraction was adopted with a vote of 76 in favour, none opposed and five abstentions. According to the Parliament's current calendar, the draft legislation is to be put to a vote at the plenary session in the third week of January. In the Council's environment working group, the representatives of member state governments are engaged in parallel efforts to reach a "general approach", which, along with the Parliament's adopted text, will form the basis for negotiations when the co-legislators meet for trilogue talks. Any deal reached between the Parliament's and Council's negotiators must be formally adopted before the revised Waste Shipments Regulation (WSR) can become law....
EP Environment Committee votes to ban plastic waste exports from the EU
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