Factsheet: waste plan

waste plan

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
From waste management to resource efficiency Sweden's Waste Plan 2012–2017
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Från avfallshantering till resurshushållning - Sveriges avfallsplan 2012-2017
Sweden´s national waste plan identifies a series of initiatives which must be implemented on the road to a more resource-efficient society. Section 83 of the Waste Ordinance (SFS 2011:927) requires the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to draw up a national waste plan which fulfils the requirements of Articles 28 and 30 of Directive 2008/98/EC. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is required to update the plan on an ongoing basis and as necessary in order to keep it updated.The plan contains measures that are aimed at both authorities and operators. Around forty different actors are concerned. Descriptions of objectives and the measures that can be implemented by various actors are presented within the following areas: Waste management within the construction and engineering sector, Household waste, Resource efficiency in the food-chain, Waste treatment and Illegal export of waste. see also Chapter 15 of the Environmental Code (1998:808). Section 8 of Ordinance (2006:1273) on producer responsibility for packaging, Section 5 of Ordinance (1994:1205) on producer responsibility for news and pams (graphic papers). Ordinance (1998:899) on Environmentally harmful activity and health protection.

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Responsible Authority: 
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency


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