January 18, 2023

FEAD concerned over Parliament’s position on Waste Shipment Regulation revision

Recycling Magazine – 18 January 2023 – With a large majority, the European Parliament adopted yesterday its position on the Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) revision. It includes improvements on intra EU shipments but maintains tight rules on waste exports to the industry’s concern. The adopted position provides more legal certainty and harmonisation goals. FEAD welcomes the extension of confirmation deadlines for facilities to two working days, the acknowledgment of persistent and normalised delays in the authorisation processes, and the obligation for all Competent Authorities to accept documentation in English. However, FEAD believes this was also a missed opportunity for needed reforms that will further boost the circular economy in the EU, e.g., by strengthening the role of pre-consented facilities. To underline MEP Weiss’ words, what we aim for is to have an ‘EU single market for waste’.

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