EU waste management law

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive 2008/98/EC on waste and repealing certain Directives

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?

KEY POINTS

Directive 2008/98/EC

Amending Directive (EU) 2018/851

FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?

BACKGROUND

KEY TERMS

By-product: a substance or object resulting from a production process the primary aim of which is not the production of that substance or object. The directive sets conditions under which such a substance or object is not to be considered waste.
Extended producer-responsibility schemes: a set of measures taken by EU countries to ensure that producers of products bear financial responsibility or financial and organisational responsibility for the management of the waste stage of a product’s life cycle.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (OJ L 312, 22.11.2008, pp. 3-30)

Successive amendments to Directive 2008/98/EC have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1004 of 7 June 2019 laying down rules for the calculation, verification and reporting of data on waste in accordance with Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Implementing Decision C(2012) 2384 (OJ L 163, 20.6.2019, pp. 66-100)

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1127 of 10 July 2015 amending Annex II to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives (OJ L 184, 11.7.2015, pp. 13-15).

Commission Decision 2000/532/EC of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste (OJ L 226, 6.9.2000, pp. 3-24)

See consolidated version.

last update 22.06.2020