ENV Monograph No.62 Reduction and recycling of packaging waste. Also available in French.
Environmental Issues, Waste Paper
Decides that, for wastes not to be subjected to recovery operations, member countries shall consistent with environmentally sound and efficient management practices insofar as possible dispose in their own territory the wastes produced therein.
Decides that for the purpose of implementing the above-mentioned Council Acts on the control of transfrontier movements of hazardous wastes involving any member country: the terms "wastes" and "disposal" shall be defined as specified in the Annex, which is an integral part of this Decision.
Decides that, in respect of existing uses of PCBs, member countries shall ensure that appropriate controls are applied to such uses, as well as to any associated storage and transport, in order to prevent the release of PCBs into the environment or fires involving PCBs.
Recommends that, to implement this Decision, member countries should seek to conclude bilateral or multilateral agreements with nonmember countries to which frequent exports of hazardous wastes are taking place or are foreseen to take place.
Decides that member countries shall control the transfrontier movements of hazardous waste and, for this purpose, shall ensure that the competent authorities of the countries concerned are provided with adequate and timely information concerning such movement.
Recommends that member countries define and implement policies designed to increase the use of recycled fibres in paper products and to encourage increased recovery of waste paper for paper and board production.
Recommends that member countries define and implement policies designed to ensure that the costs of the adverse environmental impacts of the manufacture and use of beverage containers are effectively and equitably borne by the producers and users of such containers.
Recommends that member countries develop and implement comprehensive waste management policies which fully satisfy the objectives of environmental protection and rational use of energy and resources while taking account of economic constraints and differences in local conditions.