Response to Public Consultation on EU Certification for Waste Treatment Facilities

Response to Public Consultation on EU Certification for Waste Treatment Facilities

The lack of control and transparency concerning the end destination of waste shipped within and outside of the OECD has resulted in a large number of illegal exports of waste. Moreover, this waste can end up in countries which may not have the appropriate capacity to treat the materials or simply are unable to do so if the waste is mixed and contaminated with non-recyclables. This is a definite cause for concern and regulatory actions are needed. RREUSE, however, has doubts that EU certification of non-OECD treatment centres would be an effective path to tackle the issue at this moment in time.

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