Hierarchy of Conduct



Framework Directive

The Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/WE and repealing certain other directives obliges Member States to take all necessary measures to build a European recycling society with high resource efficiency.

Hierarchy of waste handling

The directive in question

“Member States shall take measures to promote high-quality recycling and, wherever technically, environmentally and economically appropriate and feasible, adopt separate collection systems for this purpose so as to meet the necessary quality standards for the relevant recycling sectors.”

The directive defines the waste hierarchy, indicating that recycling is the most preferred management option when waste cannot be prevented or prepared for reuse.


The importance of the recycling industry in Poland and the European Union

Recycling is an essential link in building a circular economy in Europe. The processed waste becomes a reusable raw material.

Strengthening the recycling industry will have a direct impact on the implementation, as well as the fulfillment of the demands of the circular economy in Poland and Europe.


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Recycling Process
Closed-loop economy

Diagram of the circular economy

The European Commission's current waste policy focuses on aligning EU regulations with the implementation of the principles of a closed-loop economy.

What is a closed-loop economy, so-called. Circulation:
The concept of the circular economy is to put more emphasis on reusing, repairing, renewing and recycling materials and products. What was previously considered waste can be turned back into resources.

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