Tag: waste shipment
Common data standard for waste shipment
| At the meeting of waste shipments correspondents on 7 October, the European Commission presented the long-awaited feasibility study for the establishment of an EU Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) for waste shipments. The main objective of the project was to assess the definition of a common data standard that will allow direct electronic exchange of data between member states.
First step to combat illegal shipments
| During last week’s plenary session, MEPs approved Bart Staes’ report on shipments of waste in first reading. The European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) welcomes the revision of the Waste Shipments Regulation, which aims to strengthen and harmonise inspection standards throughout the EU.
Updated rules for Illegal waste shipments
| Draft EU rules that would require EU member states to clamp down on illegal waste shipments within the EU and to non-EU countries were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These rules, informally agreed with EU ministers, would close legal loopholes and entail more inspections. Member states would have to include in their inspection plans a minimum number of physical checks, and inspectors would be given more powers.