News from Europe and the waste sector

New EU emission levels for waste installations

The revision of the Best Available Techniques Reference Document for Waste Treatment (BREF WT) is nearing completion. The waste industry now has a final opportunity to propose amendments. ‘Much has been improved since the first draft.’

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Are the new European waste targets and measurement methodology realistic?

In mid-March the European Parliament will vote on the new Waste Framework Directive. The main points of contention are whether the proposed target for recycling 70% of municipal waste by 2030 and the new calculation methodology for recycling are realistic or not. Waste associations in the...

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Dutch WtE plants cooperate with German counterparts

In January the Waste-to-Energy (WtE) section of the Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA) signed a cooperation agreement with the German association ITAD (Interessengemeinschaft der Thermischen Abfallbehandlungsanlagen in Deutschland e. V).

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MEPs positive about European plans

The European Union is working on plans to stimulate the circular economy and the European Parliament will debate the Commission’s Circular Economy Package early in 2017. ‘The proposals are ambitious but realistic,’ seems to be the opinion in Brussels.

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Improving the position of organic matter in the fertiliser legislation

Twenty-nine organisations call upon the Dutch parliament to use the 6th Nitrate Directive Action Programme to improve the position of organic matter in the Dutch fertiliser legislation. Organic matter is vital for soil fertility and biodiversity as well as important in meeting climate objectives...

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With this website the Dutch Waste Management Association is helping you to follow the European debate on key waste management issues.


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