The principal aim of waste management policy must be compliance with existing EU law in all Member States. The waste hierarchy of the Waste Framework Directive already obliges the Member States to regard [...] disposing of plastics. A general ban on landfill and the imposition of targets for recycling plastic waste is therefore misguided. Product design rules based on the Ecodesign Directive massively restrict the
recycling of municipal waste, which is to be increased by EU uniform quotas. Furthermore, their disposal should be prohibited if possible. In addition, the volume of recycled waste should be measured in [...] ensure better compliance with the legally required waste hierarchy, but they breach the principle of subsidiarity because the different frameworks for waste management in the Member States require a differentiated
Uniform recycling targets will result in better compliance with the waste hierarchy prescribed by EU law but they ignore the differing conditions in the Member States and are in breach of the principle [...] at least allow the Commission to react more quickly to emerging deficits in the implementation of waste law by Member States.
avoiding food waste is disproportionate and therefore violates EU law. The new early-warning system means that the Commission can react more quickly to deficits in the implementation of waste legislation
The introduction of binding minimum rates for the collection, recovery, re-use and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment is inherently inappropriate, as producers have virtually no influence
Commission is right in primarily criticising the implementation of EU rules on the management of bio-waste. It is, however, not comprehensible, why several Member States should receive EU subsidies. To be [...] the internal market and provide new incentives for an environmentally friendly management of bio-waste.