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Procedure : 2015/0272(COD)
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Document selected : A8-0013/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0013/2017

Debates :

PV 14/03/2017 - 4
CRE 14/03/2017 - 4
PV 16/04/2018 - 21
CRE 16/04/2018 - 21

Votes :

PV 14/03/2017 - 6.5
CRE 14/03/2017 - 6.5
PV 18/04/2018 - 12.8
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0069
P8_TA(2018)0113

Texts adopted
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 - Strasbourg Final edition
End-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators and waste electrical and electronic equipment ***I
P8_TA(2017)0069A8-0013/2017

Amendments adopted by the European Parliament on 14 March 2017 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment (COM(2015)0593 – C8-0383/2015 – 2015/0272(COD))(1)

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendment
Amendment 1
Proposal for a directive
Recital 1
(1)  Waste management in the Union should be improved, with a view to protecting, preserving and improving the quality of the environment, protecting human health, ensuring prudent and rational utilisation of natural resources and promoting a more circular economy.
(1)  Waste management in the Union should be improved, with a view to protecting, preserving and improving the quality of the environment, protecting human health, ensuring prudent and efficient use of natural resources and promoting the principles of the circular economy.
Amendment 2
Proposal for a directive
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a)  A clean, effective and sustainable circular economy requires the removal of hazardous substances from products at the design stage and in this context circular economy should recognise explicit provisions in the Seventh Environment Action Programme which calls for the development of non-toxic material cycles so that recycled waste can be used as a major, reliable source of raw material for the Union.
Amendment 3
Proposal for a directive
Recital 1 b (new)
(1b)  It is necessary to ensure the effective and low energy consumption management of secondary raw materials, and priority should be given to R&D efforts towards that objective. The Commission should also consider putting forward a proposal on the classification of waste to support the creation of a Union secondary raw materials market.
Amendment 4
Proposal for a directive
Recital 1 c (new)
(1c)  Once recycled material re-enters the economy as it receives end-of-waste status, either by complying with specific end-of-waste criteria or being incorporated in a new product, it is required to be fully compliant with Union chemicals legislation.
Amendment 5
Proposal for a directive
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a)  The industrial landscape has substantially changed in recent years, as a result of technology advances and of increasing globalised flows of merchandise. Those factors pose new challenges to the management and treatment of waste that is environmentally responsible that should be addressed by a combination of increased research efforts and of targeted regulatory tools. Planned obsolescence is an expanding issue, intrinsically contradictory with the goals of a circular economy, and therefore should be addressed with the objective of rooting it out, through a concerted effort of all main stakeholders, industry, customers and regulatory authorities.
Amendment 6
Proposal for a directive
Recital 3
(3)  Statistical data reported by Member States are essential for the Commission to assess compliance with waste legislation across the Member States. The quality, reliability and comparability of statistics should be improved by introducing a single entry point for all waste data, deleting obsolete reporting requirements, benchmarking national reporting methodologies and introducing a data quality check report.
(3)  Data and information reported by Member States are essential for the Commission to assess compliance with waste legislation across the Member States. The quality, reliability and comparability of reported data should be improved by establishing a common methodology for collection and processing of data based on reliable sources and by introducing a single entry point for all waste data, deleting obsolete reporting requirements, benchmarking national reporting methodologies and introducing a data quality check report. Reliable reporting of data concerning waste management is paramount to efficient implementation and to ensuring comparability of data among Member States. Therefore, when reporting on the achievement of the targets set out in these Directives, Member States should use the common methodology developed by the Commission in cooperation with the national statistical offices of Member States and the national authorities responsible for waste management.
Amendment 7
Proposal for a directive
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a)  Member States should ensure that the separate collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is followed by proper treatment. To ensure a level playing field and compliance with waste legislation and the concept of the circular economy, the Commission should develop common standards for the treatment of WEEE, as mandated by Directive 2012/19/EU.
Amendment 8
Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4)  Reliable reporting of statistical data concerning waste management is paramount to efficient implementation and to ensuring comparability of data among a level playing field between Member States. Therefore, when preparing the reports on compliance with the targets set out in these Directives, Member States should be required to use the most recent methodology developed by the Commission and the national statistical offices of the Member States.
(4)  Reliable reporting of statistical data concerning waste management is paramount to efficient implementation and to ensuring comparability of data among a level playing field between Member States. Therefore, when preparing the reports on compliance with the targets set out in these Directives, Member States should be required to use the common methodology for data collection and processing developed by the Commission in cooperation with the national statistical offices of the Member States.
Amendment 9
Proposal for a directive
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a)  In order to help achieve the targets laid down in this Directive and to help boost the transition to a circular economy, the Commission should promote the coordination and exchange of information and best practices between Member States and between different sectors of the economy. That exchange could be facilitated through communication platforms that could help raise awareness of new industrial solutions and allow for a better overview of available capacities and would contribute to connecting the waste industry and other sectors and to support industrial symbiosis.
Amendment 10
Proposal for a directive
Recital 4 b (new)
(4b)  The waste hierarchy laid down in Directive 2008/98/EC applies as an order of priority in Union waste prevention and management law. That hierarchy therefore applies in the context of end-of-life vehicles, batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and waste electrical and electronic equipment. When complying with the objective of this Directive, Member States should take the necessary measures to take the waste hierarchy priorities into account and ensure the practical implementation of those priorities.
Amendment 11
Proposal for a directive
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a)  Since there is a growing need to handle and recycle waste within the Union, in line with the circular economy, emphasis should be given to ensuring that the shipment of waste is in line with the principles and requirements of Union environmental law, in particular the principle of proximity, priority for recovery and self-sufficiency. The Commission should examine the desirability of introducing a one-stop-shop for the administrative procedure for shipments of waste, with a view to reducing administrative burdens. Member States should take the necessary measures to prevent illegal shipment of waste.
Amendment 12
Proposal for a directive
Recital 7a (new)
(7a)   In order to supplement certain non-essential elements of Directive 2000/53/EC and Directive 2012/19/EU, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the common methodology for data collection and processing and of the format for reporting data concerning the implementation of reuse and recovery targets for end-of life vehicles under Directive 2000/53/EC and the methodology for data collection and processing and the format for reporting data concerning the implementation of the targets laid down for collection and recovery of electrical and electronic equipment under Directive 2012/19/EU. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.
Amendment 13
Proposal for a directive
Recital 7 b (new)
(7b)  In order to lay down the methodology for data collection and processing and the format for reporting data for batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law‑Making. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States’ experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.
Amendment 14
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph -1 (new)
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 6 – paragraph 1
In Article 6, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:
"1. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that all end-of life vehicles are stored (even temporarily) and treated in accordance with the general requirements laid down in Article 4 of Directive 75/442/EEC, and in compliance with the minimum technical requirements set out in Annex I to this Directive, without prejudice to national regulations on health and environment."
"1. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that all end-of life vehicles are stored (even temporarily) and treated in accordance with the waste hierarchy priorities and the general requirements laid down in Article 4 of Directive 75/442/EEC, and in compliance with the minimum technical requirements set out in Annex I to this Directive, without prejudice to national regulations on health and environment."
Amendment 15
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 1 a
1a.  Member States shall report the data concerning the implementation of Article 7(2) for each calendar year to the Commission. They shall report this data electronically within 18 months of the end of the reporting year for which the data are collected. The data shall be reported in the format established by the Commission in accordance with paragraph 1d. The first report shall cover the data for the period from 1 January [enter year of transposition of this Directive + 1 year] to 31 December [enter year of transposition of this Directive + 1 year].
1a.  Member States shall report the data concerning the implementation of Article 7(2) for each calendar year to the Commission. They shall collect and process this data in accordance with the common methodology referred to in paragraph 1d of this Article and report it electronically within 12 months of the end of the reporting year for which the data are collected. The data shall be reported in the format established by the Commission in accordance with paragraph 1d.
Amendment 16
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 1 c
1c.  The Commission shall review the data reported in accordance with this Article and publish a report on the results of its review. The report shall assess of the organisation of the data collection, the sources of data and the methodology used in Member States as well as the completeness, reliability, timeliness and consistency of that data. The assessment may include specific recommendations for improvement. The report shall be drawn up every three years.
1c.  The Commission shall review the data reported in accordance with this Article and publish a report on the results of its review. Until the common methodology for data collection and processing referred to in paragraph 1d is established, the report shall assess the organisation of the data collection, the sources of data and the methodology used in Member States. The Commission shall also assess the completeness, reliability, timeliness and consistency of that data. The assessment may include specific recommendations for improvement. The report shall be drawn up every three years.
Amendment 17
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 1 ca (new)
1ca.  In the report, the Commission may include information about the implementation of this Directive as a whole and its impact on the environment and human health. If appropriate, a legislative proposal to amend this Directive shall accompany that report.
Amendment 18
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 1 d
1d.  The Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down the format for reporting data in accordance with paragraph 1a. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 11(2).
1d.  The Commission shall adopt delegated acts in order to supplement this Directive by laying down the common methodology for data collection and processing and the format for reporting data in accordance with paragraph 1a.
Amendment 19
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 1 da (new)
1da.   By 31 December 2018, in the context of the Circular Economy Action Plan and in view of the Union’s commitment to make the transition towards a circular economy, the Commission shall review this Directive as a whole and in particular its scope and the targets, based on an impact assessment and shall take into account the Union's circular economy policy objectives and initiatives. A special focus shall be on shipments of used vehicles that are suspected to be end-of-life vehicles. For that purpose, the Correspondents' Guidelines No 9 on shipments of end-of-life vehicles shall be used. The Commission shall also examine the possibility of setting resource specific targets, in particular for critical raw materials. That review shall be accompanied by a legislative proposal, if appropriate.
Amendment 20
Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 a (new)
Directive 2000/53/EC
Article 9 a (new)
The following Article is inserted:
“Article 9a
Instruments to promote a shift to a more circular economy
In order to contribute to the objectives laid down in this Directive, Member States shall make use of adequate economic instruments and shall take other measures to provide incentives for the application of the waste hierarchy. Such instruments and measures may include those indicated in Annex IVa in Directive 2008/98/EC.”
Amendment 21
Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
Directive 2006/66/EC
Article 22 a (new)
(1a)   The following Article is inserted:
“Article 22a
Data
1.  The data reported by the Member State in accordance with Articles 10 and 12 shall be accompanied by a quality check report.
2.  The Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 23a in order to supplement this Directive by establishing methodology for data collection and processing and the format of reporting.”
Amendment 22
Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point -a (new)
Directive 2006/66/EC
Article 23 – title
(-a)  In Article 23, the title is replaced by the following:
"Review"
"Reporting and review"
Amendment 23
Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 2006/66/EC
Article 23 –paragraph 1
1.  The Commission shall draw up a report on the implementation of this Directive and its impact on the environment and the functioning of the internal market by the end of 2016 at the latest.
1.  The Commission shall draw up a report on the implementation of this Directive and its impact on the environment and the functioning of the internal market by the end of 2016 at the latest and once every three years thereafter.
Amendment 24
Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b a (new)
Directive 2006/66/EC
Article 23 – paragraph 3 a (new)
(ba)  The following paragraph is added:
“3a. By 31 December 2018, in the context of Circular Economy Action Plan and in view of the Union’s commitment to make the transition towards a circular economy, the Commission shall review this Directive as a whole and in particular its scope and the targets, based on an impact assessment. That review shall take into account the Union's circular economy policy objectives and initiatives, and the technical development of new types of batteries that do not use hazardous substances, in particular no heavy or other metals or metal ions. The Commission shall also examine the possibility of setting resource specific targets, in particular for critical raw materials. That review shall be accompanied by a legislative proposal, if appropriate.”
Amendment 25
Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
Directive 2006/66/EC
Article 23 aa (new)
(2a)   The following Article is inserted:
“Article 23aa
Instruments to promote a shift to a more circular economy
In order to contribute to the objectives laid down in this Directive, Member States shall make use of adequate economic instruments and shall take other measures to provide incentives for the application of the waste hierarchy. Such instruments and measures may include those indicated in Annex IVa in Directive 2008/98/EC.”
Amendment 27
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 8 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 4
(-1)  In Article 8 paragraph 5, subparagraph 4 is replaced by the following:
"In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Article, the Commission may adopt implementing acts laying down minimum quality standards based in particular on the standards developed by the European standardisation organisations. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 21(2)."
“In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Article, and in line with the mandate in Directive 2012/19/EU, the Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down minimum quality standards. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 21(2).”
Amendment 28
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 16 – paragraph 5a
5a.  Member States shall report the data concerning the implementation of Article 16(4) for each calendar year to the Commission. They shall report this data electronically within 18 months of the end of the reporting year for which the data are collected. The data shall be reported in the format established by the Commission in accordance with paragraph 5d. The first report shall cover the data for the period from 1 January [enter year of transposition of this Directive + 1 year] to 31 December [enter year of transposition of this Directive + 1 year].
5a.  Member States shall report the data concerning the implementation of Article 16(4) for each calendar year to the Commission. They shall collect and process this data in accordance with the common methodology referred to paragraph 5d of this Article and report it electronically within 12 months of the end of the reporting year for which the data are collected. Member States shall ensure that data from all actors collecting or treating WEEE are reported. The data shall be reported in the format established by the Commission in accordance with paragraph 5d.
Amendment 29
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 16 – paragraph 5c
5c.  The Commission shall review the data reported in accordance with this Article and publish a report on the results of its review. The report shall cover an assessment of the organisation of the data collection, the sources of data and the methodology used in Member States as well as the completeness, reliability, timeliness and consistency of that data. The assessment may include specific recommendations for improvement. The report shall be drawn up every three years.
5c.  The Commission shall review the data reported in accordance with this Article and publish a report on the results of its review. Until the common methodology for data collection and processing referred to in paragraph 5d is established, the report shall cover an assessment of the organisation of the data collection, the sources of data and the methodology used in Member States. The Commission shall also assess the completeness, reliability, timeliness and consistency of that data. The assessment may include specific recommendations for improvement. The report shall be drawn up every three years.
Amendment 30
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 16 – paragraph 5ca (new)
5ca.  In the report, the Commission shall include information about the implementation of the Directive as a whole and its impact on the environment and human health. If appropriate, a legislative proposal to amend this Directive shall accompany that report.
Amendment 31
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 16 – paragraph 5 d
5d.  The Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down the format for reporting data in accordance with paragraph 5a. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 21(2).
5d.  The Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 20 in order to supplement this Directive by laying down the common methodology for data collection and processing and the format for reporting data in accordance with paragraph 5a.
Amendment 32
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 16 – paragraph 5 da (new)
5da.  During the review referred to in paragraph 5c, in the context of Circular Economy Action Plan and in view of the Union’s commitment to make the transition towards a circular economy, the Commission shall review this Directive as a whole and in particular its scope and the targets, based on an impact assessment and take into account the Union's circular economy policy objectives and initiatives. The Commission shall examine the possibility of setting resource specific targets, in particular for critical raw materials. That review shall be accompanied by a legislative proposal, if appropriate.
Amendment 33
Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
Directive 2012/19/EU
Article 16 a (new)
(1a)   The following Article is inserted:
“Article 16a
Instruments to promote a shift to a more circular economy
In order to contribute to the objectives laid down in this Directive, Member States shall make use of adequate economic instruments and shall take other measures to provide incentives for the application of the waste hierarchy. Such instruments and measures may include those indicated in Annex IVa in Directive 2008/98/EC.”

(1) The matter was referred back for interinstitutional negotiations to the committee responsible, pursuant to Rule 59(4), fourth subparagraph (A8-0013/2017).

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