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Restriction proposal for microplastics

2019-07-10T10:29:54+02:00Health and safety, Waste|

The term “microplastic” identifies all the particles with a dimension lower than 5 mm, composed by plastic polimer that  can’t be (bio)degradated. The microplastics represent a serious environmental and health problem because when released into the sea they became part of the trophic chain and consumers can ingest them. ECHA drafted in 2018 a [...]

The new Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/636 updates the list of POPs

2019-07-10T10:30:11+02:00Health and safety, Waste|

The Regulation (EU) n. 636/2019 published at April 23rd , 2019 has modified the Regulation (EC) n. 850/2004 on Persistent Organic Pollutants introducing the substance pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters. Starting from October 31st, 2019 this substance will be subjected to the waste management provisions defined by art. 7 of Reg. n. 850/2004 [...]

New European Court of Justice Judgment on hazardous waste classification

2019-03-29T13:55:27+02:00Waste|

The European Court of Justice has published the Judgment number C-487/17 and C-489/17 in relation to application of precaution principle to hazardous classification. During 2017 the Rome Prosecutor Offices asked to ECJ to explain the meaning of the word “relevant substances” included in the Regulation n. 1357/2014. The ECJ explains that “relevant sustances” aren’t all [...]

Approval of the new model for the annual waste declaration for the year 2019

2019-02-25T12:48:55+02:00Waste|

The Decree of Presidency of Council of Ministries that defines the models for the annual waste declariation (aka MUD) has been pubblished on Italian Official Gazzette on February 22nd. The new deadline for the presentation will be June 22nd, 120 days after the publication of the decree, as defined by the law n. 70/1994 that [...]

EU Parliament: new directive for the plastic goods reduction

2018-10-26T10:35:42+02:00Waste|

The European Parliament has approved at October 24th the new proposal of directive related to the ban to specific plastic good. The proposal includes specific provisions that any member state will adopt. As example, by 2025 at least of 50 % by weight of fishing goods (as plastic nets) shall be collected separately. For [...]