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Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives.

Country/Territory
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2008
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Air quality/air pollution Solid waste Sustainable development Precautionary principle Waste disposal Waste domestic sources Waste management Waste non-domestic sources Waste prevention Public health Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Soil pollution/quality Policy/planning Public participation Basic legislation Recycling/reuse Packaging/labelling Hazardous waste Registration Authorization/permit Inspection Organic waste
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Directive lays down measures to protect the environment and human health by preventing or reducing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste and by reducing overall impacts of resource use and improving the efficiency of such use. The Directive recalls the general environmental protection principles of precaution and sustainability, technical feasibility and economic viability, protection of resources as well as the overall environmental, human health, economic and socia

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References - Legislation

Repeals

Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste.

Legislation | European Union | 1991 | Repealed

Keyword: Effluent waste water/discharge, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Solid waste, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 75/439/EEC on the disposal of waste oils.

Legislation | European Union | 1975 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Oil pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste disposal, Effluent waste water/discharge, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste.

Legislation | European Union | 2006 | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 610 of 2010).

Legislation | Ireland | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Farming, Soil pollution/quality, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Monitoring, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree laying down the national plan on inspection on establishments or undertakings which carry out waste treatment operations, pursuant to article 34 of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste.

Legislation | Italy | 2006

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Business/industry/corporations, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 224 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste disposal, Waste management, Environmental planning, Recycling/reuse, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1598 on filling and washing sprayers for application of plant protection products.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Pesticides, Pollution control, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 1889 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Recycling/reuse, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. No. 226 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on the integrated pollution register and integrated system for the implementation of obligations regarding the environment, and amending certain acts.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2008

Keyword: Pollution control, Data collection/reporting, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Waste Directive) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 126 of 2011).

Legislation | Ireland | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Liability/compensation, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation No. 1042 amending the Regulation on the recycling of waste.

Legislation | Norway | 2015

Keyword: Waste management, Transport/storage, Certification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the treatment of biodegradable waste and the use of compost or digestate.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2013

Keyword: Organic waste, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Decision 2013/727/EU establishing a format for notifying the information on the adoption and substantial revisions of the waste management plans and the waste prevention programmes.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending the Environmental Protection Act and other laws (No. 513 of 2009).

Legislation | Denmark | 2009

Keyword: Waste management, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 1082 of 2010 on Procedure by Which Polluting Activities of Category A, B and C Shall Be Declared and Permits for the Performance of Category A and B Polluting Activities Shall Be Issued

Legislation | Latvia | 2010 (2014)

Keyword: Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Classification/declassification, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Communities (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 31 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014 | Repealed

Keyword: Farming, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Soil pollution/quality, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Effluent waste water/discharge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Properties of Waste which Render it Hazardous) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 233 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Liability/compensation, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 369 of 2018).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2018

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Public health, Pollution control, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act (No. 1189 of 2016).

Legislation | Denmark | 2006 (2016)

Keyword: Pollution control, Protection of habitats, Environmental standards, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 715/2013 establishing criteria determining when copper scrap ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2013

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Solid waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2012/19/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Solid waste, Hazardous substances, Recycling/reuse, Hazardous waste, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Law (2010)

Legislation | Latvia | 2010 (2015)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Public health, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 145 of 2012 (XII. 27.) VM of the Ministry of Rural Development laying down detailed rules of waste management of waste oils.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Oil, Oil pollution, Pollution control, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Properties of Waste which Render it Hazardous) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 383 of 2018).

Legislation | Ireland | 2018

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Liability/compensation, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 127 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Environmental planning, Waste management, Waste disposal, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Food Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 (S.R. No. 14 of 2015).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2015

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste management, Organic waste, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 71 of 2013).

Legislation | Ireland | 2013 | Repealed

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree laying down the National Plan on Waste Prevention.

Legislation | Italy | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste prevention, Waste management, Policy/planning, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on keeping cleanness in communes.

Legislation | Poland | 1996 (2012)

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Organic waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 (S.R. No. 78 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Marine pollution, Fishery management and conservation, Mariculture, Crustaceans, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Authorization/permit, Ecosystem preservation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protected area, Marine protected areas, Wetlands

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on waste.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2011

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law No. 4042 on the protection of the environment through criminal law, on waste management and other provisions, in compliance with EU Directives 2008/99/EC and 2008/98/EC.

Legislation | Greece | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Offences/penalties, Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste, Registration, Authorization/permit, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Wales) Order 2011 (W.S.I. No. 559 (W.81) of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Marine pollution, Fishery management and conservation, Mariculture, Crustaceans, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Authorization/permit, Ecosystem preservation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protected area, Marine protected areas, Wetlands

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 703 of 2011 on Procedures for Issuing and Cancelling of a Permit for Collection, Transport, Reloading, Sorting or Storage of Waste, as well as Regarding the State Fee and the Procedures for Payment Thereof

Legislation | Latvia | 2011 (2013)

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Authorization/permit, Royalties/fees, Transport/storage, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Government Regulation on Waste Management Plan of the Czech Republic for the period 2015-2024.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2014

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste, Registration, Authorization/permit, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Disposal Ordinance.

Legislation | Liechtenstein | 2016

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Registration, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Inshore Region) Order 2011 (S.S.I. No. 204 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Marine pollution, Fishery management and conservation, Mariculture, Crustaceans, Stock enhancement/repopulation, Authorization/permit, Ecosystem preservation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protected area, Marine protected areas, Wetlands

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 485 of 2011 on Procedures for the Management of Certain Types of Hazardous Waste

Legislation | Latvia | 2011 (2014)

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Waste management, Oil, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. No. 228 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom

Keyword: Environmental planning, Waste management, Waste disposal, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 48 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2010 | Repealed

Keyword: Environmental standards, Pollution control, Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Recycling/reuse, Registration, Transboundary movement of waste, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 605 of 2017).

Legislation | Ireland | 2017

Keyword: Farming, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Monitoring, Access-to-information, Soil pollution/quality, Ecological production/organic production, Fertilizers/nutrients, Transport/storage, Pollution control, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Groundwater, Water quality standards, Surface water, Effluent waste water/discharge, Water conservation zone

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 191 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015 | Repealed

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Waste management, Organic waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Regulation (EU) No. 333/2011 establishing criteria determining when certain types of scrap metal cease to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Waste management, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 2999 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Climate change, Emissions, Contract/agreement, Registration, Energy conservation/energy production

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending and supplementing the Act on waste.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Waste Directive) (England and Wales) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 398 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous waste, Registration, Authorization/permit, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 811 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Organic waste, Classification/declassification, Environmental fees/charges

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law No. 209 “On waste”.

Legislation | Moldova, Republic of | 2016 (2018)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Bioenergy, Public health, Local government, Registration, Access-to-information

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on evaluation of hazardous properties of wastes.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2016

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Authorization/permit, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1179/2012 establishing criteria determining when glass cullet ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Solid waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 564 of 2011 on State and Regional Waste Management Plans and State Waste Prevention Programme

Legislation | Latvia | 2011

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Policy/planning, Public participation, Risk assessment/management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Law, 2011 (Law No. 185(Ι)/2011).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2011

Keyword: Basic legislation, Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Authorization/permit, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Liability/compensation, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.S.I. No. 228 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Fertilizers/nutrients, Pollution control, Waste management, Authorization/permit, Sewerage, Data collection/reporting, Organic waste, Recycling/reuse, Offences/penalties, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Directives) (Scotland) Order 2010 (S.S.I. No. 131 of 2010).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Groundwater, Surface water, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (S.S.I. No. 148 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Recycling/reuse, Organic waste, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on keeping cleanness in communes.

Legislation | Poland | 1996 (2013)

Keyword: Pollution control, Environmental standards, Waste management, Waste prevention, Organic waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 988 of 2011).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2011

Keyword: Environmental planning, Waste management, Waste disposal, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 184 of 2013 on Separate Waste Collection, Preparation for Re-use, Recycling and Material Recovery

Legislation | Latvia | 2013

Keyword: Recycling/reuse, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Local government

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on waste oils.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Hazardous waste, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Décret relatif à la gestion durable de cycles de matériaux et de déchets.

Legislation | Belgium | 2011

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste prevention, Waste management, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Inspection, Classification/declassification, Transport/storage, International trade, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Hazardous waste, Policy/planning, Recycling/reuse, Environmental fees/charges, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-waste) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 430 of 2015).

Legislation | Ireland | 2015

Keyword: Soil pollution/quality, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Food quality control/food safety, Waste management, Organic waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 1154 of 2016).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2016

Keyword: Radiation, Pollution control, Authorization/permit, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Disasters, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Mining, Waste disposal, Waste management, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Effluent waste water/discharge, Groundwater, Flood, Waterworks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 141 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Soil pollution/quality, Waste disposal, Organic waste, Data collection/reporting, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Decision 2014/955/EU amending Decision 2000/532/EC on the list of waste pursuant to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2014

Keyword: Waste management, Hazardous waste, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/997 amending Annex III to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the hazardous property HP 14 ‘Ecotoxic’.

Legislation | European Union | 2017

Keyword: Hazardous waste, Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive (EU) 2015/1127 amending Annex II to Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste and repealing certain Directives.

Legislation | European Union | 2015

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX