Circular Economy

Committee
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, ITRE
Field
Circular Economy
Short name
WEEE, Landfill
Position
Rapporteur, Shadow Rapporteur

Pavel Telička, as the rapporteur, presented an Opinion on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment and opinion on the landfill of waste. As a shadow rapporteur he largely contributed to the opinion of the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste, the rapporteur was Czech MEP Miroslav Poche. All these opinions were approved in October 2016 by a large majority of Members of the ITRE Committee, which is good news for both industry and consumers.

 According to Pavel Telicka, it was it was important to focus on unification of the methodology for data collection, on mandatory standards for electrical and electronic waste treatment, and also on dealing with waste shipments within the EU. And to strengthen current legislation. And it also succeeded: agreement on better and Interinstitutional law-making approved, mandatory standards for the treatment of electrical and electronic waste and simplified shipment of waste within the EU and other important points are mentioned in the text.

More information can be found in the opinion, here or on the website of Pavel Telička, here. Opinion on directive on the landfilling of waste is available for download here.

More information you can also find in the summary of files of Pavel Telička (can be downloaded below).