Title: EC Proposed Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2005 
Availability: COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THHE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Taking sustainable use of resources forward: A Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste COM(2005) 666 final 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission - EC 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: European Commission 
Publisher City: Belgium Brussels 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/waste/strategy.htm  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Sediments
Soil-->Soil Overview
 
Short description: The European Commission proposed on 21 December 2005 a new strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste. This strategy is one of the seven thematic strategies programmed by the 6th Environmental Action Plan. Downloads available from this link are: * Communication COM(2005) * Technical annexes of the Communication SEC(2005) * Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on Waste COM(2005) * Impact Assessment SEC(2005) * Press release * Frequently Asked Questions This long-term strategy aims to help Europe become a recycling society that seeks to avoid waste and uses waste as a resource. It will draw on the knowledge that the thematic strategy on resources, also adopted on 21 December 2005, will generate. As a first step, the Commission proposes revising the 1975 Waste Framework Directive to set recycling standards and to include an obligation for EU Member States to develop national waste prevention programmes. This revision will also merge, streamline and clarify legislation, contributing to better regulation. 
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