Dick Hoogendoorn Director DWMA

Our vision on EU policy

Modern waste management has a vital part to play in achieving European goals on major environmental issues:

• Climate protection
• Efficient use of resources and closing material cycles
• Renewable energy and reduced dependence on fossil fuels
• Environment and human health protection

A favourable investment climate for sustainable waste management

Waste is the resource of the future. Landfill must be the option of last resort. European policies should always promote the best environmental protection practices and foster a favourable investment climate for effective and sustainable treatment options, such as high-grade recycling and energy recovery.

The foundations for an optimal investment climate in Europe are:

• Clear European policy objectives
• Broad commitment to using best available techniques
• Effective implementation by member states