Last Thursday, representatives of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU concluded their trilogue negotiations on the revision of the EU Waste Shipments Regulation (WSR). The provisional compromise, which must still be confirmed by the Council and the full European Parliament, contains a ban on exports of non-hazardous plastic wastes (B3011) to non-OECD countries. Deliveries of other types of waste plastics to these countries are already prohibited. Exports of B3011 material to non-OECD countries would no longer be allowed two and a half years after the revised Regulation enters into force, the Parliament announced. The change would have the most significant impact on exports to countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, which source larger volumes of waste plastics from the EU and are not members of the OECD....
EU Council and Parliament reach agreement on Waste Shipments Regulation
All waste plastics shipments to non-OECD states banned, at least initially
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