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Revised Waste Shipment rules threaten recycling in Europe

27 February 2024

This Press Release was updated on 1 March

Today, the European Parliament approved the revised Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR), a significant step towards modernising intra-EU waste shipments rules. EuRIC, the European Recycling Industries’ Confederation, welcomes the objective of the revised rules, aimed at enhancing digital procedures to combat illegal waste shipments effectively. With a focus on distinguishing between waste and non-waste materials, EuRIC emphasises the importance of facilitating waste shipments as valuable resources, crucial for fostering an EU internal market for recycling.