Factsheet: Waste act

Waste act

Key Information
Description: 
First of all, it sets the main principles for this area, by introducing the hierarchy of waste management into the Polish law. According to the contents of the Act, whoever undertakes action which causes or may cause generation of waste, should plan, design and carry out such action so as to: prevent generation of waste or reduce the volume of waste and its negative impact on the environment during the manufacturing of products, during their use and after the completion of their use; provide for waste recovery in accordance with the principles of environmental protection if generation of waste could not have been prevented; provide for the disposal of waste in accordance with the principles of environmental protection if the generation of the waste could not have been prevented and of waste which could not have been recovered.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate waste management

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