December 1, 2022

Industry seeks ‘ambitious change’ to EU shipment rules

Materials Recycling World (MRW) – The European recycling industry has called for “an ambitious revision of the EU’s Waste Shipment Regulation to get rid of  “burdensome, costly and time-consuming” rules. Representative bodies FEAD and EURIC said a revision of the regulation should ensure that it effectively combats illegal shipments while also levelling the playing field with virgin raw materials.  Otherwise, “a revision that hampers instead of boosts recycling in Europe will result in substantial job losses in an industry whose competitiveness largely depends on its ability to market raw materials from recycling to cover the costs of proper waste management”, they warned in a joint statement.

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