EP Environment Committee calls for ban on waste incineration

20 June, Brussels – The European Parliament’s Environment (ENVI) Committee has called for a ban on incineration of waste to be included in the European Commission’s new Circular Economy proposals.

The MEPs on the Committee voted to support increased targets for recycling and preparation of waste for re-use, pushing, in particular, for the reduction of landfilling from 2020 onwards, resulting in a ban from 2030, except for hazardous waste.

MEPs also expressed support for stronger eco-design regulations, measures to tackle planned obsolescence, and the introduction of ‘product passports’, providing information on the materials used within a product.

The Committee has also pushed for an increase in resource efficiency by 30%, with national targets for each Member State, and the introduction of efficiency indictors from 2018.

The Parliament will vote on the ENVI position in the July plenary.

Click to read the ENVI Press Release.

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