This law establishes the framework for the handling of waste by defining key concepts, setting requirements for the management of waste, obligations for Member States to have waste management plans, and obligations for handling waste in a way that does not pose a risk to the environment. EU Member States must have specific laws for the management of 'harmful' and 'infectious' waste categories.
|Applicable countries||Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden|
Medical waste disposal
|Original publication||19 Nov 2008|
|Entered into force||19 Nov 2008|
|Latest update||19 Nov 2008|