EU Commission launches effort to develop end-of-waste criteria for further waste streams

The European Commission has drawn up a priority list of waste streams for which it intends to develop EU-wide end-of-waste (EoW) criteria. At the top of the list are several types of plastic waste, followed by used textiles. Rubber from tyre recycling and certain construction and demolition wastes follow, with recovered paper and cardboard the last material stream on the newly released short list.

The Commission and its Joint Research Centre (JRC) expect to begin developing the EoW criteria for waste in the current quarter. The finalisation of the technical assessment is currently expected by the first quarter of 2024. Criteria are to be set for PET, LDPE, HDPE, polystyrene und expanded polystyrene (EPS), polypropylene (PP) and mixed plastics recovered or recycled from plastic waste....

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