02 October 2008

WU Green Paper on Biowastes Before End of Year

The management of biodegradable wastes will be an important item in the EU waste policy agenda during in 2009.

The European Commission has started work on a green paper on biowastes, which it aims to publish before the end of the current year.

"In this green paper, we want to present the current situation in biowaste management and ask the stakeholders where we need to go from here" - Karolina Fras, an official of the EU Commission's DG Environment, told delegates at the recent annual conference of the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) in Paris.

According to Ms Fras, work on this topic will continue in the year 2009 - for instance through workshops. It might then be possible to table a legislative proposal from the European Commission or other initiatives during the Spanish EU presidency in the first half of 2010.

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