Assessment and Guidance for the Implementation of EU Waste Legislation

Client: European Commission, Directorate-General Environment


Starting point and overall objectives

The European Commission assisted EU Member States in better implementation of EU waste legislation. For these activities, it seeked technical support, in particular related to the Waste Framework Directive and the Waste Shipment Regulation.


Objectives of the project

The objectives of the project was to assess waste management plans, to provide proposals for improved guidance documents, and to organize awareness events for the Waste Framework Directive. 


Our approach

Umweltbundesamt, as consortium partner of a German environmental consulting firm, elaborated guidance on technical minimum treatment standards and assessed waste management plans from various European Member States.


Added value

Umweltbundeamt has a broad network of contacts in the areas of waste management and waste treatment. Therefore, Umweltbundesamt is able to provide to the client and aggregate up-to-date information on waste management practices across Europe.