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Law to promote the circular economy and ensure environmentally sound management of waste

The new Waste Management Law (KrWG) transposes the EU Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98 / EC, AbfRRL) into German law and extensively modernises existing German waste legislation. The aim of the new law is the sustainable improvement of environmental and climate protection as well as resource efficiency in waste management by strengthening waste prevention and waste recycling. At the same time, the adoption of EU legal terms and definitions as well as the clarification of central regulations should facilitate the practicable and legally compliant application of the law. In addition, unnecessary bureaucratic burdens are reduced and various regulations designed to be enforceable.