December 7, 2022

EU ETS municipal waste incineration – FEAD position

Recycling Portal – 17 June 2022 – The European Parliament will vote again on the 22nd of June on the inclusion of municipal waste incineration under the EU ETS in 2026 without waiting for the results of the impact assessment they are calling for. This raises serious concerns for most FEAD members, depending on the national legislative framework in the different MS. The impact assessment must be a precondition for such a major change in the sector and must reflect the best options to tackle CO2 emissions from municipal waste incineration in the long-term, considering both climate and circular economy. If appropriate, it should then be followed by a corresponding legislative proposal to further adapt the EU ETS.

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