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1 Waste Management and Resource Efficiency EPSU 14 th June 2012 Michel Sponar DG Environment, Unit C2

2 Outline 1.Context – the existing EU Waste Management Approach 2.The Roadmap on Resource Efficiency 3.Key Challenges 4.Next Steps and Conclusions

3 The EU Waste Management Approach

4 Thematic Strategy on Waste Prevention and Recycling Waste Framework Directive (Includes Municipal and Construction Demolition waste) Waste Shipment Regulation Recycling Standards (future) Landfill Directive Incineration Directive Packaging Mining waste Sewage Sludge PCB/ PCT Vehicles WEEE & Restriction of use Batteries In Brown : with targets Framework Treatment Streams

5 European Binding targets EU Targets RecoveryRecyclingCollection rate Packaging %55% Cars %85%100% Electronics /21 70%50% min 4 kg per inhabitant per year 85% of WEEE arising (recast) Batteries % to 75% (efficiency) % % Tyres landfill of tyres Biowaste diverted from landfills 2006reduction to 75% of the 1995 level 2009reduction to 50% of the 1995 level 2016reduction to 35% of the 1995 level Municipal waste 2015Separate collection: at least paper/metal/plastic/glass % recycling household waste Construction /Demolition % construction and demolition waste re-use/recovery and recycling

6 Prevention Preparing for re-use Recycling Recovery Safe disposal WASTE PRODUCT (NON-WASTE)

7 Roadmap on Resource Efficiency

8 1)Smart Growth – Focus on Education, research 2)Sustainable Growth – Low Carbon, Resource efficiency 3)Inclusive Growth - high- employment/ economic, social and territorial cohesion EU 2020 Strategy - 3 priorities,…/…

9 Source: EEA 2010 derived from SERI GLOBAL 2000, Friends of the Earth Europe (2009)


11 Source: Eurostat Comext Statistics, EEA 2010, The European Environment, State and Outlook 2010 : Thematic Assessment – Material Resources and Waste

12 9/1- Report on the Waste Thematic Strategy 26/1- A resource-efficient Europe – Flagship initiative Under 2020 Strategy 2/2 – Raw Material Initiative EU’s trade strategy Sustainable extraction Resource efficiency and recycling September 2011 Roadmap on Resource Efficiency March 2012 Innovation Partnership

13 Horizontal conditions for transforming the economy: SCP, waste as resource Innovation, Harmful subsidies and getting the price right Natural capital and ecosystem services Ecosystems services and Biodiversity Minerals and metals Water, Marine resources Air, Land and soils Key economic sectors: food, mobility and buildings Governance and Monitoring The Resource-efficiency Roadmap

14 Waste as resource 2020 aspirational objectives Full implementation of the EU waste acquis Waste generation per capita in decline Recycling and reuse are economically attractive Energy recovery limited to non-recyclable materials Landfilling virtually eliminated

15 Waste as Resource – In practice Review targets on prevention, reuse and recycling and landfill diversion (2014) Other supportive measures EU public funding aligned with waste hierarchy Improve coherence of the EU legislation Product policy (reusability, recyclability, recycled content, durability) Measures to extent the producer responsibility

16 Challenges

17 Source: Eurostat 2012 Municipal waste generation

18 Source: Eurostat 2010 Source: Eurostat 2011 Municipal waste generation vs GDP

19 Source: Eurostat 2012 Municipal waste Treatment (2010) Source: Eurostat 2012

20 Economic Instruments Focus on: Waste disposal & treatment fees (landfill & incineration) Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) schemes Producer responsibility schemes

21 Landfill cost vs Landfill rates

22 PAYT schemes Source: U. Gianolio, Erica 2011

23 Producer Responsibility Total amount collected - EPR schemes in France Source: Ademe 2011

24 Participation cost per material in 6 Member States vs recycling performances Producer Responsibility Source: IEEP ongoing study 2011

25 Next Steps - Conclusions

26 Next steps ( )  Recast of the WEEE Directive  Economic instruments and waste prevention/management performances  New rules on the use of structural funds  Assessment of the National Waste Management plans – Modelling  Proposals for ecodesign measures  Fitness check of specific recycling directives  Producer Responsibility – analysis and possibly guidance Proposal for new recycling and landfill diversion targets (2014)

27 Conclusions More prevention, reuse and recycling means:  Job Creation– potential for 0.5 to 0.7 Millions jobs  Access to Raw material  Increase competitiveness of EU Industry  Increase Resource Efficiency  Reduce GHG Emissions – 19 to 31% of the 2020 target  Boost innovation – critical/impacting raw materials In summary, a perfect contribution to the EU 2020 strategy!

28 Thank you for your attention ! Additional sources of information: DG ENV “waste” website: Resource Efficiency: Study on Economic Instruments: Eurostat Databases: Study on economic instruments: EEA:

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