Spain tackles sewage sludge, construction waste

Two new national waste management plans focus on increasing recycling rates

The Spanish government last Friday approved national rules for the management of sewage sludge and construction and demolition waste.

The sewage sludge management plan covers the period 2001-2006 and provides a framework for increasing re-use, recycling and incineration under the terms of the 1986 EU sewage sludge directive and Spain's 1998 waste law. It also aims to contribute to the country's efforts to comply with the 1999 EU landfill directive by reducing the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill.

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