The European Commission is carrying out an impact assessment in preparation for the revision of the Waste Framework Directive.
The objectives of the revision are to limit waste generation, increase re-use, and increase cost-efficient preparing for re-use and quality recycling, including for waste oils and textiles. The revision will explore opportunities for simplification to make legislation clearer and reduce burden on citizens and businesses. As part of this impact assessment, the Commission will also examine policy options related to the setting of EU-level targets for food waste reduction. The EU Farm to Fork Strategy calls for the establishment of such targets.
In this context, the Commission is carrying out a public consultation to collect additional evidence on existing performance; seek opinions and insights about the problem, the feasibility and possible impacts (economic, social and environmental) of alternative actions (including what are possible actions); gather examples of best practices and views on the subsidiarity of possible actions.
Source and EC consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13225-Environmental-impact-of-waste-management-revision-of-EU-waste-framework/public-consultation_en