Deal reached on new EU waste shipment rules

European parliament backs compromise struck with governments; tighter inspection and reporting rules added

The EU has completed a revision of its cross-frontier waste shipment rules after the European parliament voted on Tuesday to approve a compromise deal struck with the council of ministers.

MEPs dropped many of the radical demands for the new regulation that the parliament set out in its first reading (EED 19/11/03). In particular, a demand to ban shipments destined for repackaging, mixing, storing or interim processing was defeated.

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