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raduiacobescu Jun 15, 2020 01:26 PM

In Romania, Craiova we don't recycle waste. There are some large bins, blue and yellow but just a few people use them.

How we can improve the process of recycling? I am asking the question in the right place?
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EEA Jun 17, 2020 08:34 AM
Dear M. Radu Iacobescu,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Waste policies and targets set at the EU level include minimum requirements for managing certain waste types. The most relevant targets for municipal waste are the Landfill Directive’s (EC, 1999) landfill diversion targets for biodegradable municipal waste; the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive’s (EC, 1994) recycling targets; and the Waste Framework Directive’s (EC, 2008) target on recycling and preparing for reuse (more precisely, the target applies to specific types of household and similar waste). In 2015, the European Commission proposed new targets for municipal waste of 60 % recycling and preparing for reuse by 2025 and 65 % by 2030.

In order to follow the progress of your country in terms of municipal waste management, we may suggest you to consult its latest country factsheet at[…]/romania_msw_2016.pdf or key indicators at country level at[…]-across-european-countries.

The EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe but European environmental legislation is beyond the EEA’s working remit. Note that anyone may lodge a complaint with the European Commission against a European Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. Please see:[…]/how-make-complaint-eu-level_en.

Regarding your specific complaint, we would nevertheless suggest that you contact your local and regional authorities in first instance. Improvements in waste management fall into their responsibilities and looking at other countries' profiles may give you some ideas on how to improve your practices.

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