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Conference on implementing Waste Framework Directive held

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A two-day conference entitled ‘The New Waste Framework Directive: Towards Transposition’ brought together over 100 participants from the European Institutions, national ministries, industry representations and private companies to discuss the challenges posed by the Waste Framework Directive. The Directive is mid-way through its transposition process. The deadline for transposition is December 2010.

The conference, organised by the Academy of European Law, placed a high emphasis on energy efficiency and better promotion of waste prevention programmes. It also provided an opportunity for comparison between the differing approaches taken by Member States. On the second day of the conference, the Commission emphasised that improving waste management rules must be a priority for Member States and announced that it may consider establishing a body responsible for the implementation of EU waste legislation.

The conference programme can be found here: