Title: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives (Waste Framework Directive) 
Resource Type: document --> regulations 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2008 
Availability: 2005/0281 (COD) PE-CONS 3646/08, ENV 411, CODEC 871, Brussels, 2 October 2008 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Short description: Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2006 on waste1 establishes the legislative framework for the handling of waste in the Community. It defines key concepts such as waste, recovery and disposal and puts in place the essential requirements for the management of waste, notably an obligation for an establishment or undertaking carrying out waste management operations to have a permit or to be registered and an obligation for the Member States to draw up waste management plans. It also establishes major principles such as an obligation to handle waste in a way that does not have a negative impact on the environment and human health, an encouragement to apply the waste hierarchy and, in accordance with the polluter-pays principle, a requirement that the costs of disposing of waste must be borne by the holder of waste, by previous holders or by the producers of the product from which the waste came. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Link to News Items(s):   Waste Framework Directive Now Adopted
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 04/12/2008

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