Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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THE MINISTRY OF ECOLOGY DEVELOPED, AND THE CABINET OF MINISTERS OF UKRAINE APPROVED THE PLANS FOR EU WASTE MANAGEMENT LAWS IMPLEMENTATION
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It was declared by the acting Minister Serhii Kurykin in the course of official opening of the National Forum “Waste Management in Ukraine: Law, Economics, Technology”.

The aim of the Forum is to facilitate attraction of investments and innovations; introduce green resource and energy efficient technology; develop recommendations for comprehensive solution of municipal and regional problems in waste management; contribute to cooperation between public authorities, local government, NGOs, science, and business; shape the legal framework in waste management; establish and strengthen international cooperation; protect environment; introduce the basis for sustainable development in Ukraine.

“For Ukraine, the European integration processes in environmental protection open glowing prospects, as well as issue serious challenges, and waste management is not an exception,” said Serhii Kurykin.

Upon signing of the Association Agreement, the Ordinance of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 17.09.2014 No 847-р approved the Action Plan for Implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine, on the one part, and the European Union, European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, on the other part, for 2014-2017, as well as approved key tasks to be fulfilled by Ukraine.

Aiming at the proper arrangement of efforts on fulfillment of the tasks relating to approximation of Ukrainian laws to the EU laws, the Ministry of Ecology developed, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Plans for EU Waste Management Laws Implementation, in particular, introduction of changes into the waste management laws according to the following EU Directives:

Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste;

Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the management of waste from the extractive industries and introduction of changes and amendments into Directive 2004/35/EU;

Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste, as amended by EU Regulation No 1882/2003.

“Such forums facilitate effective cooperation between representatives of different society sectors in waste management,” said the acting Minister.

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