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Public Consultation on the Waste Legislative Package

OPEN CONSULTATION

 
From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
(Environment and Resources Authority)
​Published: 5 October 2020
Running till: ​2 November 2020
​Last Updated: ​19 October 2020

1.        Background​

In May 2018, the EU adopted four directives on waste, known as the “Waste Legislative Package”, as part of the Circular Economy Action Plan. The overarching aim of the new Waste Legislative Package is to improve waste management, with a view to reflecting the EU’s ambition to establish a true circular economy within the EU.

The four directives amend a number of existing EU directives relating to waste, as follows:

  • Directive (EU) 2018/849 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;
  • Directive (EU) 2018/850 amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste;
  • Directive (EU) 2018/851 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste; and
  • Directive (EU) 2018/852 amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.​


The transposition of these directives into national legislation necessitated a number of amendments to existing waste legislation, as well as the drafting of new regulations, such that a total of seven Legal Notices have been drafted.

The draft Legal Notices are being published online together for the purposes of this public consultation exercise due to the cross-referencing contained within and their interlinked nature.


2.        Documents

The draft Legal Notices, as well as more information on each, may be found from the below links:

Consultation Brief

Legal Notice - English Version

Legal Notice - Maltese Version

Waste Management (End of Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

EN

MT

Waste Management (Waste Batteries and Accumulators) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

EN

MT

Waste Management (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

EN

MT

Waste Management (Landfill) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

EN

MT

Waste (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

EN

MT

Extended Producer Responsibility Framework Regulations, 2020

EN

MT

Waste Management (Packaging and Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

EN

MT


3.        Submission of input

Any comments on the abovementioned draft Legal Notices are to be submitted to ERA by 2 November 2020 at the latest, on the following email address: international.affairs@era.org.mt

The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning and the Environment and Resources Authority shall take into consideration your concerns and comments as far as possible.

We thank you in advance for your input.

Please be informed that comments submitted, together with the identity of the contributor, may be published online at the end of the public consultation, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data. In this case, the contribution may be published in anonymous form.​

 
4.        Consultation Sessions

ERA held two (2) public consultation sessions through an online procedure, in order to present the draft Legal Notices and better explain their application.

In order to attend (virtually) for either one or both of the consultation sessions, members of the public were kindly requested to register through the relevant link/s provided also on this portal by latest Friday, 9th October 2020.

v  Session 1: Monday, 12th October 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00:

This session focused on the amendments to the Waste Regulations and the Waste Management (Landfill) Regulations.

Please find links to the presentations and recordings of this session below:


v  Session 2: Tuesday, 13th October 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00:

This session focused on the new Extended Producer Responsibility Framework Regulations, as well as the amendments to existing waste legislation on packaging, batteries, end-of-life vehicles and WEEE.

Please find links to the presentations and recordings of this session below:

Kindly note that registration was limited to a maximum of 200 participants (i.e. 200 connected devices). 



Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.
Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address: onlineconsultations@gov.mt.
Comments cannot exceed 10,000 characters. If you think your submission will exceed this limit please make use of the email address published on this consultation page.   

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In addition, please be aware of:
 
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.​


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