Explained: Europe’s new laws for separate waste collection

Types: Briefing, Report
Published: 25 March 2020
Size: 2.53 MB

As of July 2020,  new EU laws will oblige governments to improve the way household waste is sorted and collected for recycling. Municipalities are expected to start separately collecting different materials, such as textiles, hazardous material and organic waste. This is in addition to the existing laws mandating the separate collection of plastics, glass, paper, metals, waste oils.

In this brief, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) provides an overview of the revised laws and outlines existing good practice examples from governments.