Waste legislation

Waste legislation dictates the way waste should be managed and disposed of. The following sections show different drivers for waste management in different countries:

EU waste legislation

*Landfill Directive
*Waste Framework Directive
*Waste Incineration Directive
*WEEE Directive

UK waste legislation

*Animal By-Products Regulations (ABPR)
*Best practicable environmental option (BPEO)
*Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC)
*Control of pollution act
*Environment Act 1995
*Environmental Impact Assessment
*Environmental Protection Act
*Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS)
*Landfill in the UK
*Landfill tax
*Landfill Tax Regulations
*Waste Management Licensing Regulations

*Statuatory recycling targets

UK Regulatory Bodies

*Defra
*Environment Agency

US Legislation

*Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act "Superfund"
*Medical Waste Tracking Act
*National Environmental Policy Act - Established the Environmental Protection Agency, set out requirements for Environmental Impact Reporting for various kinds of development.
*Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - One of the main pieces of Legislation regarding municiple solid waste, hazardous wastes, and disposal issues.

US Regulatory Bodies

*United States Environmental Protection Agency

US State Laws

In addition to laws implementing or advancing portions of the US laws some US states have enacted laws on other waste and environmental subjects.
*Electronic Waste Recycling Act - California Law regarding disposal of consumer electronic wastes.

ee also

*Waste management
*Waste management concepts


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