January 19, 2023

MEPs agree to back plastic waste exports bans

Resource – 19 January 2023 – Waste management trade association FEAD commented: “[We are] very concerned about the outcome of the vote on shipments of plastic waste. “FEAD is in favour of positive rules that enable safe and traceable shipments of plastic waste within the EU, taking into account the specificities of the EU single market and the European waste management industry, and in outside the EU to the countries where the industries that use them are located. “The WSR regime must be in line with international law, where trade restrictions are only permitted for environmental protection reasons and provided that there is no alternative, less trade-restrictive measures available to achieve the same objectives.”

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