The Government Offices of Sweden announced in June that Mia Torpe will serve as the head of the upcoming waste management and recycling inquiries.

An extensive inquiry has been appointed to investigate whether the municipalization of packaging and newspaper collection will make it possible to meet the environmental targets set for 2020, while also stipulating in the statutory waste hierarchy that combustion is not the preferred option and that re-use and recycling are to be prioritized. FTI´s analyses back in 2012 in connection with the proposals of the earlier waste management inquiry indicated that leaving the responsibility for collection as it is would be the best option for those who recycle, for the market and for the environment. Essentially nothing has changed since then. The new inquiry will start in September and results are due in March 2016. FTI look forward to discussing the matter once again.