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JRC publishes final end-of-waste criteria report

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has prepared a package of two reports defining the concept of End of Waste (EoW) and the waste types suitable for this classification.

New animal by products regulation published

Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Animal by-products Regulation was published in the EU’s Official Journal on 14 November 2009.

Annulment of shipments of waste Directive considered

The European Court of Justice has heard the case for the annulment of Regulation (EC) No 1013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste.

Guidance on co-processing waste in cement kilns released

General guidance on the co-processing of waste as alternative fuels and raw materials in cement production has been produced by the Basel Convention.

Czech push for simplified waste rules

The Czech Presidency has proposed a simplification of existing EU waste legislation.

End-of-waste criteria technical adaptation committee to meet in March

The next meeting of the technical adaptation committee on end-of-waste criteria is scheduled for the first week of March 2010, after the December meeting was cancelled.

CEMBUREAU responds to biowaste consultation

Earlier this month CEMBUREAU responded the European Commission’s Green Paper on the management of bio-waste in the EU

JRC end-of-waste reports on steel and aluminium scrap published

JRC-IPTS reports on end-of-waste criteria for iron steel scrap and aluminium scrap have been published.

Municipal waste to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Net greenhouse gas emissions from municipal waste management are expected to drop considerably by 2020 because of increased recycling and incineration with energy recovery, says the European Environment Bureau.

Commission regulation on animal by-products being drafted

The Commission has drawn up a preliminary draft law that would lay down technical details for rules established in Regulation (EC) No 1069/2009 on animal by-products.