Eurits represents more than 90% of the EU's specialist waste incineration sector, and exists to ensure the safe, legal and environmentally sound incineration of waste.

Legislation

Waste Management

  • 27 May 2003:Commission Communication for a Thematic Strategy on the Recycling and Prevention of Waste

Biodegradable Waste

  • October 2000: Biodegradable Waste First Draft Working Document:(PDF)
  • February 2001: Biodegradable Waste Second Draft Working Document:(PDF)
  • April 2002: Commission Seminar on the Biological Treatment of Biodegradable Waste - Technical Aspects
  • April 2003: European Commission - Economic Analysis of the Options for Managing Biodegradable Municipal Waste - Executive summary - Final report - Appendices

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH)

  • April 2000: European Commission Draft Proposal for an Amendment to the Directive on the Control of Major Accident Hazards
  • December 2001: Commission Proposal for an Amendment to the Directive on Control of Major Accident Hazards
  • February 2003: Council Common Position on a Directive to amend the 1996 Directive on the Control of Major Accident Hazards
  • April 2003: European Parliament Draft Recommendation for Second Reading on the Control of Major Accident Hazards

End-of-Life Vehicles

  • September 2000: End-of-Life Vehicles Directive

Environmental Liability

  • February 2000: Commission White Paper on Environmental Liability
  • September 2000: Papayannakis Opinion on the Environmental Liability White Paper
  • January 2002: Commission Proposal for a Directive on Environmental Liability
  • October 2002: European Parliament First Reading report on environmental liability

Framework Directive on Waste

  • 1975: Framework Directive on Waste
  • May 2003: Commission report - Implementation of the 1975 Waste Framework Directive between 1998 - 2000

Landfill

  • April 1999: Council Directive 1999/31/EC on the Landfill of Waste
  • September 2002: Proposal for a Council Decision establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills
  • December 2002: Council Decision 2003/33/EC establishing criteria and procedures for the acceptance of waste at landfills

Mining Waste

  • May 2003 - Proposal for a Directive to regulate the Management of Waste from Extractive Industries

Municipal Waste Management

  • April 2002: Report on Financing and Incentive Schemes for Municipal Waste Management

Packaging and Packaging Waste

  • 1994: Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • December 2001: Commission Proposal for a Directive amending the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • March 2002: Corbey Report on Proposal for a Directive amending the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • September 2002: European Parliament Resolution [First Reading] on the Proposal for a Directive amending the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
  • March 2003: Council Common Position for a Directive amending the 1994 Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste
  • April 2003: European Parliament Draft Recommendation for Second Reading on the Control of Major Accident Hazards
  • May 2003: Second Reading report, as adopted by the Environment Committee

R1/D10

  • April 1999: Draft Commission Communication (Working Paper) on R1/D10
  • 27 May 2003: Commission Communication for a Thematic Strategy on the Recycling and Prevention of Waste

Sewage Sludge

  • 27 April 2000: Third Commission Working Document on Sewage Sludge

Soil Strategy

  • May 2001: European Commission Consultation Paper on Soil Strategy
  • April 2002: Commission Communication 'Towards a Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection'
  • July 2002: Council Conclusions on Commission Communication 'Towards a Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection'

Transboundary Shipment of Hazardous Waste

  • 1993: Council Regulation (EEC) No 259/93 on the Transboundary Shipment of Hazardous Waste
  • December 2001: Commission Regulation amending Annex V of the Transboundary Shipments Regulation
  • May 2002: OECDs revised Decision concerning transboundary shipments of waste
  • 30 June 2003: Commission's Proposal for a Council and European Parliament Regulation to revise Regulation 259/93 on Shipments of Waste
  • September 2003: Draft report by Hans Bokland MEP (Netherlands, EDD) on the Commission's Proposal (COM(2003)379) for a council and European Parliament Regulation to revise Regulation 259/93/EEC on shipments of waste
  • 20 November 2003: European Parliament First Reading Opinion

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

  • June 2000: Commission Proposals on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in EEE
  • February 2001: Commission Proposal on the Design of EEE
  • April 2001: Florenz First Reading Report on the Proposal on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • May 2001: Florenz First Reading Report on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Proposal
  • June 2001: EU Council of Ministers' Political Agreement on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Proposal and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Proposal
  • December 2001: EU Council of Ministers' Common Position on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Proposal
  • December 2001: EU Council of Ministers' Common Position on the Waste Restriction of Hazardous Substances Proposal
  • April 2002: European Parliament Legislative Resolution on the Council Common Position on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Proposal
  • April 2002: European Parliament Legislative Resolution on the Council Common Position on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Proposal
  • November 2002: WEEE - EP Council Joint text: [Council / EP Directive on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment]
  • November 2002: ROHS - EP / Council Joint text of 8 November 2002: [Council / EP Directive on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment]
  • January 2003: Directive 2002/96/EC of 27 January 2003 covering waste electrical and electronic equipment
  • January 2003: ROHS - Directive 2002/95/EC of 27 January covering the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment
  • April 2003: Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • July 2003: Draft First Reading report on the Proposal for an European Parliament and Council directive amending the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2002/96/EC
  • 29 April 2003: Proposal (COM(2003)219 to amend a Directive 2002/96/EC on waste electrical and electronic equipment - financing
  • 21 October 2003: on the Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic equipment

Waste Framework Directive 75/442/EEC

  • May 2003: Implementation of Community Waste Legislation for the Period 1998/2000 - Commission Report (COM(2003)250) to the Council and to the European Parliament
  • September 2003: Draft First Reading report by Hans Blokland MEP (Netherlands, EDD) on the above commission follow-up report on Council Directive 75/442/EEC
  • 20 November 2003: European Parliament Opinion on the Implementation of Community Waste Legislation for the Period 1998-2000 - Commission Report (COM(2003)250) to the Council and to the European Parliament
  • 27 November 2003: Proposal (COM(2003)731 for a Directive on Waste - codified version, consolidating the WFD and subsequent amendments

Waste Lists

  • Commission Decision 94/3/EC of 20 December 1993 establishing a list of wastes
  • Council Decision 94/904/EC of 22 December 1994 establishing a list of HAZARDOUS waste
  • January 2001: Commission Decision 2001/118/EC on the European List of Wastes ('Second Round Decision')
  • January 2001: Commission Decision 2001/119/EC on the European List of Wastes (End-of-Life Vehicles in the Waste List)
  • July 2001: OECD: Decision C(2001)107 - Revision of Decision C(92)39/final on the control of transboundary movements of waste destined for recovery operations
  • July 2001: Council Decision 2001/573/EC amending Commission Decision 2001/532/EC as regards the list of waste (on chlorosilanes, waste containing silicones and construction waste containing asbestos) - Official Journal adopted text in English - Pre-adoption EU Council of Ministers text in German

Waste Management Strategy

  • 1996: Commission Communication on the Community Waste Management Strategy
  • European Parliament Resolution on the 1996 Waste Management Strategy
  • February 1996: EU Council of Ministers Resolution on the 1996 Waste Management Strategy
  • March 1999: Proposal for a Council Regulation on a Waste Management Strategy (German) (English)
  • May 2003: Commission Communication on Waste Prevention and Recycling

Waste Oils

  • December 2001: Critical Review of Existing Studies and Life-Cycle Analysis on the Regeneration and Incineration of Waste Oils This study could be the precursor to a Commission draft Proposal to amend earlier EU legislation on waste oils, as it has not been amended since 1987.

Waste/Product

  • January 2000: Working Paper: Waste/non Waste

Waste Statistics

  • March 2001: Commission Amended Proposal for a Regulation on Waste Statistics
  • July 2001: Blokland First Reading Report on the Commission Amended Proposal for a Regulation on Waste Statistics
  • December 2001: Second Commission Amended Proposal for a Regulation on Waste Statistics
  • April 2002: EU Council of Ministers Common Position on Waste Statistics
  • April 2002: Blokland Second Reading Report on the Commission Proposal for a Regulation on Waste Statistics
  • June 2002: Blokland Second Reading Report on the draft Council / European Parliament Regulation on Waste Statistics
  • December 2002: Council / European Parliament Regulation on Waste Statistics

Other Commission Studies

  • February 2002: Commission Study on Heavy Metals in Waste

Batteries and Accumulators

  • November 2003: Proposal (COM(2003)723 for a Directive on Batteries and Accumulators, to update and amend 1991 legislation