A major challenge for Poland today is the need to radically reduce the volume of landfilled waste.
Under the EU laws, Poland is required to reduce the volume of biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills to 75%, 50% and 35% of the total amount (by weight) of biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1995, before July 16th 2010, July 16th 2014, and July 16th 2020, respectively.
In accordance with a regulation of the Minister of Economy, from January 1st 2016 certain fraction of waste, which NOVAGO has for years been treating and using to produce alternative fuel, can no longer be landfilled.
NOVAGO plays a key role in the process of Poland’s fulfilling its effective waste management duties imposed by EU directives.
The EU regulates waste management mainly through the following legislative acts:
Directive 2008/98/EC of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives – Framework Directive
The Framework Directive imposed self-sufficiency and proximity principles, under which Member States should take appropriate measures, in cooperation with other Member States where necessary, to establish an integrated and adequate network of installations for the recovery or disposal of mixed municipal waste, using best available methods and techniques ensuring a high level of protection for the environment and public health.
Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste
Under the Directive, Poland was required to reduce the volume of biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills to 75%, 50% and 35% of the total amount (by weight) of biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1995, before, respectively, July 16th 2010, July 16th 2014, and July 16th 2020.
Directive 2000/76/EC of 4 December 2000 on the incineration of waste
Directive 2004/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste