Amending Annexes IV and V to the EU Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants

At a Glance 27-04-2022

Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants (POPs Regulation) aims at eliminating or restricting production and use of these toxic substances and their release into the air, water and soil, and regulating waste containing or contaminated by them. The POPs Regulation implements EU commitments under international legal acts such as the Stockholm Convention on POPs. On 28 October 2021, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal to review Annexes IV and V on waste management. The European Parliament is expected to vote on the proposal during the May I plenary session, fixing its position for trilogue talks.