Shaping the EUs Future Waste Policy

Published: 24 July 2006

Policies & Issues: Environment

Proposal for a Directive on Waste (COM (2005) 667 final)

In the context of ongoing discussions on the Thematic Strategy of Prevention of Waste and Recycling and the proposal for a Revised Waste directive, Orgalime requests the support of regulators for the following key comments of our industry, which arise from the fact that our companies are subject to both waste stream specific legislation and to a considerable body of other environmental policies and legislation.

Orgalime believes that the following principles should govern the revision of EU waste policy:

Harmonisation - safeguard the functioning of the internal market, a key achievement of the EU;

Simplification;

Consistency in EU policy and legislation applying to the engineering industries;

Cost effectiveness;

Stakeholder consultation;

Impact Assessment;

Sustainability

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