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Taxonomy and hazardous waste management, Chapter #1

Taxonomy and hazardous waste management, Chapter #1

Hazardous waste Europe really welcomes the outcome of the draft report on the preliminary recommendations for Technical Screening Criteria (TSC) for the EU taxonomy developed by the Technical Working Group of the platform on Sustainable Finance. We fully endorse the high level of ambition in the TSCs for separate collection, transport and treatment of hazardous waste as a means for pollution prevention and control (subchapters 13.1, 13.2 & 13.3): 👍Ensure strict separation of hazardous waste from non-hazardous waste for collection & transport 👍Avoid blending or mixing leading to dilution of hazardous waste and consequences due to inappropriate treatments 👍Ban organic hazardous waste in facilities treating hazardous waste prior to hazardous waste landfilling 👍Prevent or reduce at the minimum the discharge of priority substances and priority hazardous substances in water bodies due to indirect discharge via inappropriate wastewater treatment plants 👍Avoid mismanagement of POP waste, mercury waste and problematic health care waste 👍Guaranty that facilities benefiting from derogations under article 15.4 to the IED will never be taxonomy-aligned HWE would have liked to see the same level of ambition in other sectors (at least regarding derogations mentioned just above…) whose core business is not the treatment of hazardous waste but where hazardous waste end in conditions which lead to uneven playing field with our sector dedicated to the treatment of hazardous

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A zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment – HWE’s position

A zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment – HWE’s position

To pave the way towards « a zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment », the EU Green Deal annonced the objective of the EU commission to look more systematically at all policies and regulations and adopt in 2021 a zero pollution action plan for air, water and soil. Find HWE’s proposals to ensure that our legislation and principles reach this objective of a non toxic environment :