This article sets out the main objectives of the European Commission’s Proposal for a Council Directive on Incineration of Waste (COM (1998) 558 final) as well as the comments and proposals made by the European Environmental Bureau.The Directive aims at reducing the negative effects of waste incineration and co-incineration on the environment and human health.The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) considers that the draft Directive misses the chance to introduce further incentives to avoid incineration of waste to the benefit of the re-use or recycling of waste, and estimates that the Emission Level Values (ELVs) are too high. Further, it is in disagreement with the absence of provisions regarding the environmental health-related surveillance of incinerators and deplores the fact that the draft falls short with regard to the promotion of the prevention of waste through raising public awareness and education, especially due to the of lack of a ‘precautionary approach’.
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- The European Environmental Bureau on the European Commission’s Proposal on Incineration of Waste
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