Factsheet: Landfill directive (Dir. 1999/31/EC)

Landfill directive (Dir. 1999/31/EC)

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Description: 
The objective of the Directive is to prevent or reduce as far as possible negative effects on the environment (in particular on surface water, groundwater, soil, air and human health) from the landfilling of waste, by introducing stringent technical requirements for waste and landfills.
Goal/Aim: 
Reduce landfilling of waste.

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