Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Government approves draft bill on waste disposal

The waste management in Slovakia has needed some changes in rules for some time, and the draft bill passed by the government on December 17 will bring things in line with European Union standards, official say.

The waste management in Slovakia has needed some changes in rules for some time, and the draft bill passed by the government on December 17 will bring things in line with European Union standards, official say.

The proposal, elaborated by the Environment Ministry, was cleared by the European Commission in December. It introduces a bigger responsibility of producers and importers for a product, from its production all way to its disposal as waste. This means in practice that producers will be responsible for the recycling and disposal of their own products. This applies for example to the producers of producers of importers of electric devices, cars, tires, storage batteries, but also paper, plastic and glass.

Municipalities will be only obliged to pay for the disposal of mixed municipal waste which should motivate them to sort our and classify the waste, Environment Minister Peter Žiga opined. Currently, 74 percent of communal waste in Slovakia ends up in waste dumps.

The law will also cancel the Recycling Fund.

(Source: SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Topic: European Union


Top stories

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.