Waste Management in Europe : Main Problems and Best Practices

15-09-2011

The European Parliament frequently receives petitions from EU citizens. A number of these petitions relate to the improper implementation of EU waste legislation, which causes negative environmental and health impacts. The relevant petitions were grouped according to defined criteria. Based on these criteria, twelve petitions were selected and analysed in detail. The selected petitions relate to deficiencies in the waste management system, the operation of existing installations (mainly incinerators and landfills) and the permitting procedure for new facilities. Based on the identified problems, recommendations have been derived to improve the situation.

The European Parliament frequently receives petitions from EU citizens. A number of these petitions relate to the improper implementation of EU waste legislation, which causes negative environmental and health impacts. The relevant petitions were grouped according to defined criteria. Based on these criteria, twelve petitions were selected and analysed in detail. The selected petitions relate to deficiencies in the waste management system, the operation of existing installations (mainly incinerators and landfills) and the permitting procedure for new facilities. Based on the identified problems, recommendations have been derived to improve the situation.

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All from Umweltbundesamt GmbH : Jürgen Schneider, Brigitte Karigl, Christian Neubauer, Thomas Weissenbach, Hubert Reisinger, Eva Margelik, Helmut Frischenschlager, Brigitte Winter, Milla Neubauer, Brigitte Read