The impacts of the changes to waste export law supported by the European Parliament would extend far beyond plastic. In addition to a complete ban on waste plastics exports from the EU, the legislative body also wants to go further than the European Commission in raising the standards for shipments of other waste streams to third countries. In its first reading position on the amendment of the EU Waste Shipments Regulation (WSR) adopted earlier this month, the European Parliament also voted in favour of additional changes to the regulations for shipments within the EU. The MEPs would like to add text to the Commission’s proposed Article 1 saying that the WSR "seeks to contribute to achieving a circular economy, resource efficiency, climate neutrality and zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment”. To this end, the principles of proximity and self-sufficiency are to be applied as laid down in the Waste Framework Directive (WFD), according to the adopted text....
EU Parliament votes for numerous changes to draft WSR beyond plastic export ban
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