- September 21, 2022
Waste Shipment Regulation Revision - Metals industry joint paper
Europe’s ferrous and non-ferrous metals sectors call on the European Parliament’s Environment
Committee to fully address the environmental, health and safety and social impacts of EU waste
exports through the Waste Shipments Regulation review. To fulfil the EU’s Green Deal and industrial
objectives, EXTRA-EU exported waste should be treated to equivalent standards and techniques as
in Europe, regardless of their OECD or non-OECD status.
The revision of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation is a fundamental element of the European Green
Deal and the New Circular Economy Action Plan. By facilitating intra-EU shipments of waste, it should
foster the effective and efficient reuse and recycling of secondary raw materials in the EU.
Furthermore, by securing stricter and more effective control of waste exports to third countries, it
should also ensure that the EU does not export its waste challenges to third countries, guaranteeing
that exports of EU waste won't result in adverse impacts on the environment, human health or social
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