IEEP supported the final conference of the EU EFFACE project, focusing on the importance of adopting improved measures to tackle environmental crime.
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As part of the European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE) project, IEEP researchers have examined the impacts of illegal e-waste shipments from the European Union to China.
A workshop on environmental crime was held on 25 March in Granada, Spain, with Andrea Illes from IEEP providing insights into illegal e-waste shipments from the EU to China.
IEEP, as being part of a 40-months EU-funded research project, produced three case studies focusing on illegal e-waste shipment, illegal localised pollution incidents and illegal fishing.
This is a chapter of IEEP’s Manual of European Environmental Policy. This is a chapter of IEEP’s Manual of European Environmental Policy. This chapter illustrates the variety of EU laws, policies and guidance documents that have been adopted to improve the efficiency of our use of natural resources and to reduce environmental impacts throughout a product's life cycle.
The EU needs to make a big push to secure better compliance with existing waste law. Non-implementation of EU waste law endangers human health and the environment, distorts competition, and is estimated to cost a total of €90 billion a year.
Waste management in the EU is improving, but implementation by the Member States of EU waste legislation remains patchy. This paper makes suggestions on how better compliance could be achieved.
This report investigates a range of economic instruments in place in the EU Member States to improve waste management. It focuses on disposal taxes, pay-as-you-throw systems and producer responsibility schemes, and attempts to assess their contribution to waste management performance.
This report supported the European Commission’s review of the Thematic Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste. It summarises available data on waste management in the EU, assesses progress towards the EU becoming a ‘recycling society’, outlines the achievements of the Waste Thematic Strategy, and makes recommendations for the development of future EU waste policies.
In 2008 the Commission adopted a Proposal to amend the WEEE Directive. IMPEL (with IEEP support) undertook a study to examine the practicability and enforceability of the proposed changes. Most IMPEL members ...
In December 2008 the Commission adopted a Recast Proposal for the WEEE Directive. The WEEE Directive has been a challenge to implement in many Member States, from ensuring effective collection and treatment ...
<p>In December 2008 the Commission adopted a Recast Proposal for the WEEE Directive. The WEEE Directive has been a challenge to implement in many Member States, from ensuring effective collection and treatment to controlling shipments outside the EU. IMPEL, therefore, undertook a study to examine views of its members of the practicability and enforceability of the changes proposed by the Commission. The report, written by Andrew Farmer and Emma Watkins, found that most IMPEL members have positive views on many proposed changes, including greater clarity in the scope and definitions, improved coherence with the new Directive on waste, clarification of producer registration, clarification of WEEE reporting and a greater emphasis on inspection and enforcement. However, some members raised concerns over the clarity and consistency of certain new and changed terms and definitions, in particular on the definition and interpretation of ‘producer’ and in being clear on what is WEEE. Concern was also raised on the extent to which requirements on disposal and treatment will address leakage of WEEE and preventing hazardous substances from returning to the environment or recycled products.</p>