Commission embarks on review of hazardous waste Directive

Proposals to simplify the 1991 EU Directive on hazardous waste were issued by the European Commission in a brief consultation document in January.1 With a view to reducing the number of instruments in the waste field, the Commission is looking to integrate the Directive into a revised waste framework Directive. Certain provisions, such as the requirement to separate mixed wastes and the ban on mixing, may be reworded or removed.

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