The European Commission sends out warnings
The EU’s Waste Framework Directive lays down legal obligations on the management of municipal waste. These include a target of 50% preparation for re-use and recycling for municipal waste until 2020.
These actions include more effective separate collection to ensure high quality recycling, efficient extended producer responsibility schemes, economic instruments such as landfill and incineration taxes, and improved data quality. In line with the 2018 Circular Economy Package, the potential of remanufacturing and of turning the EU into a recycling society is actively promoted.