23rd April 2018

New EU waste rules

The European Parliament approved the package to update current waste management rules, including new targets for recycling, packaging and landfilling. The package is a key element of the Circular Economy Action Plan the European Commission adopted on 2 December 2015. 

The details of the new waste rules:

Recycling targets for municipal waste:

By 2025: 55%

By 2030: 60%

By 2035: 65%


Hazardous household waste will have to be collected separately by 2022, bio-waste by 2023 and textiles by 2025.


By 2035 the amount of municipal waste landfilled must be reduced to 10% or less of the total amount of municipal waste generated.


Read full press release.


Look also at the recently published Eurostat waste management figures 


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic