Report on recycling targets on waste

Report on recycling targets on waste

April 13, 2015

The European Parliament has commissioned Copenhagen Economics to assess the impact of targets on waste in different segments. Following European Commission’s proposal of the Waste Framework Directive and Council common position, the European Parliament has proposed a set of amendments to establish binding targets.


In our report, we conclude that 50% recycling of household and similar waste and 70% of construction and demolition waste seem feasible to reach for Member States. For both targets, evidence suggests that some Member States today are already complying with these targets. However, different Member States will face different compliance costs due to circumstances outside their influence, such as geography and composition of waste.


However, proper data definitions are currently not in place for setting enforceable targets. This is even more so for industrial waste whereby it is currently not suitable to set a target on industrial waste.


Read the full report here


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