EU: European Parliament rejects proposed end-of-waste criteria for recovered paper

14 January 2014

A proposal by the European Commission to establish end-of-waste criteria for recovered paper was rejected by the European Parliament in plenary session. The vote was 606 to reject the proposal and only 77 in support of it.
The Parliament considers that the Commission has not properly assessed the impacts of the draft regulation on paper recycling, on the waste paper value chain, on shipments of waste paper and on the overall effects of the draft regulation on the environment; encourages the Commission to reconsider the draft Regulation and improve the proposed end-of-waste criteria in light of the objections raised in the resolution (State Recycling Laws Update, 16 December 2013).
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