Waste Framework Directive—snapshot

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Waste Framework Directive—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
  • Aims and objectives
  • Circular economy
  • Requirement to submit information to the SCIP database
  • What is the definition of waste?
  • What is the waste hierarchy?
  • Protection of human health and the environment
  • Waste Prevention
  • More...

Waste Framework Directive—snapshot

Title Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (Waste Framework Directive)
Entry into force12 December 2008
Deadline for transposition12 December 2010
Repealing Directive 75/439/EEC, Directive 91/689/EEC and Directive 2006/12/EC
AmendmentsSee EUR-lex
England and Wales implementationWaste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (Waste Regulations 2011), SI 2011/988
Waste (Circular Economy) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/904

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188, introduce amendments to multiple pieces of EU-derived domestic legislation to correct deficiencies in this legislation arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This includes amendments to the waste and producer responsibility regulations that implement the Waste Framework Directive. For more details see Practice Note:Waste Framework Directive—snapshot —

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