Information Session: Shipments of Plastic Wastes

11 December 2020

MEUSAC, in collaboration with ERA, organised an online information session concerning the new legal regime on the shipment of plastic waste.

This information session served as a follow-up to a consultation session held in February 2019, where stakeholders discussed proposed amendments to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their disposal.

Amendments include the adoption of new codes for hazardous plastic waste, contaminated and mixed hazardous waste, and clean uncontaminated plastic waste destined for recycling. The adoption of these amendments into the European waste regime was carried out through a Commission Delegated Regulation.

The adopted amendments come into force on January 1, 2021.

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