|Legal name||Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives|
|Short name||Waste Framework Directive|
|Issued by||European Parliament and Council|
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|Abstract||The essential objective of all provisions relating to waste disposal must be the protection of human health and the environment against harmful effects caused by the collection, transport, treatment, storage and tipping of waste. It introduces an approach that takes into account the whole life-cycle of products and materials and not only the waste phase. Member States shall take appropriate steps to focus on reducing the environmental impacts of waste generation and waste management, thereby strengthening the economic value of waste. Furthermore, the recovery of waste and the use of recovered materials should be encouraged in order to conserve natural resources. In order to ensure the protection of the environment, provisions have been made for a system of permits for undertakings which treat, store or tip waste on behalf of third parties, for a supervisory system for undertakings which dispose of their own waste and for those which collect the waste of others, and for a plan embracing the essential factors to be taken into consideration in respect of the various waste disposal operations. This directive strengthens the provisions relating to wasted prevention and energy efficiency.|
|DG Env review of reporting theme||Waste and Resources|
|Geographic scope||European Eunion|
Directive 2008/98/EC from 12/12/10 repeals the Directives 75/439/EEC, 91/689/EEC and 2006/12/EC.
In the interests of clarity and readability, Directive 2006/12/EC should be repealed and replaced by the new directive. In order to clarify the operation of the mixing ban laid down in Directive 91/689/EEC, and to protect the environment and human health, the exemptions to the mixing ban should additionally comply with best available techniques as defined in Directive 96/61/EC. Directive 91/689/EEC should therefore be repealed. In the interests of the simplification of Community legislation and the reflection of environmental benefits, the relevant provisions of Council Directive 75/439/EEC of 16 June 1975 on the disposal of waste oils should be integrated into this Directive. Directive 75/439/EEC should therefore be repealed. References to the repealed Directives shall be construed as references to this Directive and shall be read in accordance with the correlation table set out in Annex V.