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1 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission WORKSHOP ON EU LEGISLATION WASTE © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Waste in EU economy EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE

2 2011- European Commission What we talk about when we talk about waste economy... Waste processing Waste minimizing Waste disposal Waste recycling 2

3 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Estimates of waste market : 300 billions euros USAEU15+NOJapan industrial (non-hazardous) municipal Millions of euros Data source : Du rare à linfini panorama mondial des déchets Economica. 3

4 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Municipal waste per capita in EU27, 2008 ( kg/y per capita ) Source: Eurostat 4

5 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Waste sector and economy Municipal waste 2,61 billions tons in 2008 (EU27) (Eurostat) ~70% in DE, UK, FR, IT, ES Link between GDP and waste generation GDP level explains waste generation But policies play a substantial role and for similar GDP big differences in waste production 5

6 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Link between waste generation and GDP :example of the packaging 6

7 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Municipal waste landfilled in EU27, 2008 (kg/y per capita) Source: Eurostat 7

8 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Recycling, incineration and landfilling of municipal solid wastes in EU 8

9 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission What is influencing waste policies ? Role of economic evolution Lack of natural ressources Technology and design of products Consumption patterns Role of EU legislation One of the first environmental policies (mid 70') Role of Polluters pay principle 9

10 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Policies across the life-cycle 10

11 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission EU waste legislation objectives Prevention of damages for environment and human health Controlling waste flows and waste treatment Impact on climate change Modifying waste management patterns Reducing disposal Developping recycling : « recycling society » 11

12 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Raw material prices vs recycling ? 12

13 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Recycling provides needed metals 25 kg Electrical and Electronic Waste per EU citizen per year Recycling provides metals and has much lower impacts than mining 13

14 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Some targets in EU waste legislation 14

15 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission An example for the targets : WEEE target 2006 Source: Eurostat 15

16 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Decoupling growth and waste : reduction of CO2 emissions 16

17 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Waste in Climate change package Waste sector is not included in emissions trading scheme Incineration is excluded from the list of installations concerned Waste is integrated in 2 other acts Decision n° 406/2009/EC (-10% in 2020 compare to 2005) Directive 2009/28/EC on renewable energy include biomass and biogaz 17

18 EU LEGISLATION ON WASTE European Commission Europe 2020 strategy Flagship initiative Resource Efficient Europe Support the shift towards a resource efficient and low carbon economy, decoupling economic growth from resource and energy use « … establish a vision of structural and technological changes required to move to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient economy by 2050, which will allow for the EU to achieve its emissions reduction and biodiversity targets… »» Commission communication COM(2010)2020 of


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