The Landfill Directive is changing the way all of us manage waste and is having an impact on everyone who produces waste and sends it to landfill
The European Waste Catalogue (EWC) classifies waste materials and categorises them according to what they are and how they were produced.
It is referred to in a number of European Union directives and Commission decisions regarding waste management.
The UK and other member states are fulfilling their requirement to integrate the catalogue into their domestic legislation. One example of this in the UK is the requirement to make a reference to an EWC code on all Duty of Care Transfer Notes.
The catalogue has been amended several times since the initial list of wastes was produced.