LIFE CIRCforBIO relevance to EU and Greek Policy Framework

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Policy related to Waste Management and Renewable Energy Sources

Legislation Title Project’ s contribution
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/851 DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/851 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
  • Improving the efficiency of resource use and ensuring that waste is valued as a resource through the conversion of biowaste towards added value products
  • Improving the efficiency of resource use through the creation of an interactive platform for the maximum and sustainable exploitation of the available biomass in national level
  • Obligatory separate biowaste collection by the end of 2023
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/850 DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/850 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste
  • Reduction of municipal waste sent to landfill to 10% of 1995 levels by 2035 through its diversion from landfill towards the production of added value products (bioethanol, biogas, biofertilizer, used oil)
  • Prohibition of landfill of waste that is separately collected and is suitable for recycling and recovery, biodegradable waste included
DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/2001 DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/2001 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)
  • Μinimum share-target of 3,5% of the advanced biofuels in final energy consumption in the transport sector, in 2030, through the production of 2nd generation bioethanol
Legislation Title Project’ s Contribution
European Climate Law REGULATION (EU) 2021/1119 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 June 2021 establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulations (EC) No 401/2009 and (EU) 2018/1999 (‘European Climate Law’)
  • Net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 55% by 2030 in comparison with 1990 levels, through the diversion of municipal biowaste from landfill and its conversion in added value products (bioethanol, biogas, biofertilizer, used oil)
European Climate Pact COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS European Climate Pact
  • Engagement of citizens and all parts of society in climate action through a series of events and living labs regarding climate change, circular economy concepts and 2nd generation bioethanol
A new Circular Economy Action Plan COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS A new Circular Economy Action Plan For a cleaner and more competitive Europe
  • Implementation of Action Line “Less waste, more value” by promoting the separate municipal biowaste collection towards their conversion to added value products (bioethanol, biogas, biofertilizer, used oil)
  • Implementation of Action Line “Less waste, more value” by promoting the separate municipal biowaste collection towards their conversion to added value products (bioethanol, biogas, biofertilizer, used oil)

LIFE CIRCforBIO relevance to Greek National Policy Framework

Legislation Title Project’ s Contribution
N. 4819/2021 Integrated framework for waste management-Transposition of Directives 2018/851 and 2018/852 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 May 2018 amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste
  • Improving the efficiency of resource use and ensuring that waste is valued as a resource through the conversion of biowaste towards added value products
  • Improving the efficiency of resource use through the creation of an interactive platform for the maximum and sustainable exploitation of the available biomass in national level
  • Obligatory separate biowaste collection by the end of 2023
Υ.Α. ΥΠΕΝ/ΔΔΑ/90439/1846/2021 Measures and conditions on the landfill of waste in alignment with the provisions of Directive 99/31/ΕC «on the landfill of waste», as amended by the DIRECTIVE (EU) 2018/850 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 May 2018
  • Reduction of municipal waste sent to landfill to 10% of 1995 levels by 2035 through its diversion from landfill towards the production of added value products (bioethanol, biogas, biofertilizer, used oil)
  • Prohibition of landfill of waste that is separately collected and is suitable for recycling and recovery, biodegradable waste included
Approval of National Plan on waste management for the period 2020-2030 Approval of National Plan on waste management for the period 2020-2030
  • Reduction of municipal waste sent to landfill to 10% of 1995 levels by 2030 (5 years earlier than the respective target according to Directive (ΕU) 2018/850)
  • Separate biowaste collection at national level by the end of 2022 (1 year earlier than the respective target according to Directive (EU) 2018/851
Transposition of Directive 2018/2001/EC in national legislation (expected within 2022)
National Climate Law (expected within 2022)
Circular Economy – Greece’ s New Action Plan Circular Economy – Greece’ s New Action Plan
  • Implementation of Actions A.1 and A.6, of Action Line “Less waste, more value”, with respective titles “Enforcement of the legislation relevant to circular economy” and “Criteria development for the «decharacterization of waste» and for the consideration as by-products of substances or objects that derive from the production process”
  • Implementation of Action P.7, of Action Line “Sustainable production and industrial policy”, with the respective title “Determination of the specifications and requirements regarding secondary materials and sustainable products”, as well as to the Horizontal Action Ο.10 entitled “Establishment of a special Action Plan for bioeconomy”.