EU WFD Enforcement Laws

Question: Where can I find information about the laws EU member states have made to enforce the EU Waste Framework Directive?

Answer: The EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) sets a July 2020 deadline for EU member states to transpose the directive’s requirements into their national legal frameworks. This process allows the EU WFD’s requirements to be legally enforced.

The official list of EU members’ legal transpositions is available here, along with more detailed information and links for referenced legislation. It’s common for member states to wait until the last minute to meet transposition timelines, meaning it will likely be the summer before more clear information is available.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that some flexibility in this deadline may be granted due to the impact on member states’ governmental operations. Refer to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)’s EU WFD page for the latest information.

Article is current as of 2020-05-15.

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