In September 2018 the Commission adopted its ‘Report on the implementation of EU waste legislation, including the early warning for Member States at risk of missing the 2020 preparation for re-use/recycling target on municipal waste’ (COM(2018) 656 final). This Report identified key challenges that prevent full compliance and provided recommendations for how to improve waste management in countries and regions that are lagging behind.
In April 2019, the European Commission published a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe: the Environmental Implementation Review. The EU Green Week 2019 will be built around the findings of the Environmental Implementation Review, and its suggestions for the future of these laws. The main topic will be on ‘Applying the environmental legislation’. On 16 May there will be a dedicated session on waste, where EXPRA has neen invited as a speaker and will be represented by ing. Mario Schembri, CEO of GreenPak Malta and member of EXPRA BOD. This session will aim at presenting best practice in separate collection of municipal waste and the role of extended producer responsibility schemes – the crucial tools to enable better recycling performance.