The Commission organised a seminar to spot the good and the bad managers of landfills and is taking legal action against 36 landfills in seven Member States.
The Commission organised a “Name, Shame and Fame” seminar on landfills on Tuesday, 1 October. The aim of the seminar was to consider how to reach a better implementation of the EU legislation on landfills. Margot Wallström, Commissioner for Environment, wants to raise awareness among operators and the public about the importance of managing waste properly.
Currently, seven member states are being pursued for not managing landfills correctly. Greece and Spain top the “shame” list (with 10 cases each), followed by Italy (with 8 cases), Ireland (5 cases), the UK, France and Germany (1 case each).