From Waste to Product

In conjunction with the promotion of recycling, markets for secondary raw materials need to be created. The amendment to Article 6, ‘End-of-Waste Status’, will empower the Commission to adopt delegated acts defining detailed criteria for end-of-waste status for certain waste streams. Where necessary, these criteria must include limit values for contaminants in secondary raw materials in order to avoid possible adverse environmental effects. With regard to bio-waste, the Commission has  established harmonised quality standards for compost and digestate in the EU Fertilisers Regulation (EU) 2019/1009, adopted in 2019.