Landfill Bans And 70% Recycling Target In Commission’s Proposals

Screen-Shot-2014-06-06-at-12.44.29Draft proposals show that the European Commission is set to move forward with plans to set a 70 percent recycling target for 2030 and ban recyclable waste from landfill from 2025.

In order to boost the economic, social and environmental benefits from better management of municipal waste, the Commission proposes to boost recycling rates to a minimum of 70 percent by 2030.

It will also propose to increase the recycling rate for packaging waste to 80 percent by 2030, with interim targets of 60 percent by 2020 and 70 percent by 2025, including targets for specific materials.

A ban the landfilling of recyclable waste (e.g. plastics, metals, glass, paper and cardboard, and biodegradable waste) by 2025 has also been included in the proposal and will likely to be extended to all recoverable municipal waste by 2030.

To be put forward later this month, the draft also aims to tackle specific waste challenges.

To be put forward later this month, the draft also aims to tackle specific waste challenges.

he draft proposes an aspirational reduction target for marine litter of 30 percent by 2020 for the ten most common items of litter found on beaches, with this list adapted to each of the four marine regions in the EU.

It also envisages measures to stimulate markets in recycled materials derived from construction and demolition waste and develop a common EU assessment framework for environmental performance of buildings.

Proposes that member states develop national food waste prevention strategies in order to cut food waste by at least 30 percent by 2025 is also included.

A proper registry system for hazardous waste in all member states will aslo be developed and further to its proposal to reduce the use of lightweight plastic bags, proposes that plastics should be banned from landfill by 2025.

 

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