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Parliamentary questions
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3 September 2015
E-010825/2015(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the Commission
Question reference: E-010825/2015

In line with the principle of subsidiarity, EU waste legislation does not specifically address the organisation of waste management in EU Member States and the respective roles of public and private actors. There are no plans to introduce more specific requirements in this area at the EU level.

When it comes to hazardous waste, Directive 2008/98/EC(1) clearly sets out an obligation on the Member States to ensure that waste management is carried out without endangering human health and without harming the environment. This obligation applies irrespective of whether hazardous waste is managed by public bodies or by private companies.

(1)OJ L 312, 22.11.2008, p. 3‐30.

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