COMPARISON OF THE RECYCLING PERFORMANCE AND THE WASTE LEGISLATION IN HUNGARY AND GERMANY

The European waste management principles are laid down in EU documents. They also include specific targets that Member States have to fulfil within a certain period of time. The three most important documents in this field are the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. The provisions for municipal waste are defined in the Waste Framework Directive that sets the tasks to be completed by 2020. The comparison of performance indicators of Member States shows that there are significant differences. Having examined the relevant statistics, it is visible that the Central European countries (Visegrad4 countries) have similar performance. Their indexes are considerably below the top performers' ones. Therefore, it is useful to compare the public service waste management system of two groups above (top performers and V4 countries), because the municipal solid waste produces the most significant quantity and the most complex waste stream. The national waste management systems must conform to EU legislation; however there is a possibility for a free choice in the detailed rules. Through the comparison of the respective waste management systems the similarities and differences are analyzed in this paper.


Issue Date:
2015
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
HU ISSN 2064-3004 (Other)
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/229341
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/229341
Published in:
Journal of Central European Green Innovation, Volume 03, Number 4
Page range:
125-140
Total Pages:
15
JEL Codes:
K32; Q19
Series Statement:
3
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