The waste review package amends the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 96/62/EC, Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC as well as Directives 2000/53/EC on Endof-life Vehicles, 2006/66/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and 2012/19/EU on Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators.
The package is the legislative arm of the Circular Economy Action Plan. 1693 amendments were tabled in addition to 274 amendments by the Rapporteur in the four draft reports, which were discussed in Committee on 15-16 June 2016.

Waste Framework Directive
1149 amendments were tabled. Various amendments aim at clarifying the definitions and strengthen the application of the waste hierarchy. Some members proposed to introduce a specific waste hierarchy for food waste. Amendments also touch on the new provisions proposed on by-products and end-of-waste criteria.
Many members tabled amendments on the calculation method and the targets for the municipal waste recycling with varying numbers as well as proposed to add new targets on preparation for re-use, recycling of construction and demolition waste, targets for waste intended for incineration and a specific target for the recycling of biowaste and of waste oils. Members also replaced the automatic derogation from the targets with a mechanism based on performance of countries applying for it. Several amendments concern waste prevention and extended producer responsibility schemes.

Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste
327 amendments were tabled. The majority of amendments focus on the calculation method and the general targets for packaging waste and for specific packaging materials. Amendments were also tabled to strengthen the life-cycle approach and the application of the waste hierarchy. Promotion of bio-based packaging, multiple-use packaging and recycled packaging materials was also proposed as well as mandatory minimum recycled content.
Members also suggested specific measures for return and collection schemes and proposed to modify the essential requirements for packaging, including the specific Annex, to align them with the waste hierarchy. EPR is also addressed in the amendments.

Directive on landfill of waste
135 amendments were tabled, focusing on new targets for the reduction and phase-out of landfilling, Member State specific exemptions from these targets, Member State and Commission reporting obligations, and on acceptance criteria for waste to be landfilled.

Directives on End-of-life Vehicles – Batteries and accumulators – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
82 amendments were tabled, focusing on the proper treatment of WEEE, and on the harmonisation of reporting obligations and statistical data in all three directives. Rapporteur: Bonafé, (S&D) Shadows: Florenz (EPP), Demesmaeker (ECR), Torvalds (ALDE), Abaun z (GUE/NGL), Pedicini (EFDD), Škrlec (Greens/EFA), Jalkh (ENF)