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The Czech Republic is now preparing the new complete revision of waste law.
The transformation of the waste management into the circular economy started through the legislative process in June 2016. Waste management plan of the Czech Republic for 2015 to 2024 clearly specifies waste strategy and priorities for the country. Thus, in the Act on waste the ban on landfilling of recyclable and recoverable waste in 2024, obligatory separate collection of main municipal waste streams including biowaste since 2015 and currently proposed increase of waste landfilling tax with strict recycling targets already in 2018 are only the first milestones leading to smarter waste future in the Czech Republic.
Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is the central government authority for the waste management. It performs the ultimate state supervision of waste management, preparesand proposes legislative standards for the waste management and national waste plan. There are two major acts in the area of the waste – Act No. 185/2001 Coll., on wasteand Act No. 477/2001 Coll., on packaging and several decrees describing details of the waste management in the country. Czech Republic´s waste management hierarchy is according to the EU Directive 2008/98/EC on Waste defined in the Act on Waste with the top focus on waste prevention, waste re-use preparation, waste recycling, other uses or recovery of waste, e.g. energy recovery and the minimum preference of waste disposal by landfilling.
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|Source:||Waste Management, Volume 6 (September 2016)|
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