Legal Framework

From waste collection and transport to incineration and recycling, towns and cities are key players of waste management at the local level. They have many responsibilities and various areas of work, such as implementing prevention measures, in which other local players and citizens are involved.
EU waste legislation is very detailed, and has a direct impact on towns and cities

 According to the European Council the legislation contains a landfill reduction target, and sets minimum requirements for all extended producer responsibility schemes. Producers of products covered by these schemes must take responsibility for the management of the waste stage of their products, and will be required to contribute financially. Mandatory extended producer responsibility schemes for all packaging have also been introduced. Member states shall endeavor to ensure that as of 2030, all waste suitable for recycling or other recovery, in particular in municipal waste, shall not be accepted in a landfill.

The waste package will lead to more recycling of waste and so contribute to the creation of a circular economy. It will encourage the use of recyclable packaging and reusable packaging and will improve the way waste is managed.

For developed countries is not accepted that waste be treated as trash, Waste is a valuable economic asset which through advanced technologies and knowledges nowadays assures Yellow Waste - Waste to energy, as integral part of circular economy.