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Waste | Resources

Waste prevention

A waste container being emptied

The Waste Policy aims to to protect the environment and human health by preventing and reducing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste. The Waste Management Act (KrWG) requires to set up a German waste prevention program , with the goal of implementing the relevant EU requirement. The German Government's Waste Prevention Programme was adopted by the Cabinet on 31 July 2013. read more

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Waste regulations

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The central concern of waste policy is to avoid waste and to recycle. So that, natural resources are protected. Medium-term target is to recycle or dispose all municipal solid waste in an environmentally friendly manner. In addition to technical, social and political conditions it also requires legal choices. read more

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Hazardous waste

Workers remove asbestos roof sheets

The term “hazardous waste” refers to various types of waste with defined hazardous properties that are harmful for the environment and/or human health. Hazardous waste must be handled using special techniques and processes that ensure safe and environmentally sound disposal by elimination of the hazardous substances contained in the waste. read more

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Waste disposal

A backhoe pushes together the waste of the waste landfill

Pursuant to Germany’s Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz law, waste is to be disposed of in a safe and environmentally compatible manner, whereby the top priority in this regard is protecting human health and the environment. Various waste treatment, recycling and disposal techniques are used, depending on the nature of the waste in question and the waste management objective. read more

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Waste management

Waste sorting facilitie

Waste management is responsible for the entire waste cycle: from waste prevention, re-use and recycling to recovery and disposal. Their tasks include collection, transport, ,sorting and treatment of waste. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment