We published our statement on extended producer responsibility in December 2013
We published our statement on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for waste on 17 December 2013.
We stress that municipalities should remain completely responsible for the collection of household waste as they are best-suited to deliver this service of general interest. The cost of household collection should be covered by EPR schemes as part of the overall cost of waste management.
In parallel to the discussions on different waste streams and regulations, the Commission is continuing its work on the review of EU waste targets, to be published in March 2014.