On 30, May 2018 | In News @en | By Alisa Maier
On 22 May 2018, the European Council adopted four Directives known as the “Circular Economy Package”. The Directives amend the following Directives of European waste legislation:
The main objectives include increased waste avoidance and higher recycling rates: For example, the rates for packaging waste increase as follows: From 2025, 65% and from 2030 70% will be recycled. A recycling rate of 50% will apply to plastic packaging until 2025. A rate of 55% applies until 2030.
Furthermore, there will be reuse targets for textiles, used electrical equipment and bulky waste. By 2025, 5% should be reused, by 2030 at least 15%.
The rate of reused sales and transport packaging placed on the market must also be increased.
After publication in the EU Official Journal, the Directives will become effective 20 days later. From that date, Member States will have two years to transpose the rules into national law.