Stricter rules on waste shipments approved today
10:23 | 22.06.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, June 22 / MOLDPRES /- Government today approved the waste shipment Regulation. The new document sets out procedures and control arrangements for waste shipment, depending on the origin, destination, route of the shipment and the treatment of the waste at the destination, the government's communication and protocol departmet has reported.
The Regulation's main goal is to ensure environmental protection and compliance with environmental safety requirements for the import, export and transit of waste transferred for recovery and disposal.
The Regulation lays down the conditions under which shipments of waste are subject and the procedures to be followed for authorizing them. The document provides for a procedure for prior written notification and consent before shipments of hazardous and non-hazardous waste to disposal operations. In addition, it establishes requirements for the export / import of waste for recovery and disposal only in countries that accept the import and have the necessary capacity.
To ensure the traceability of waste, import and export notifications will be recorded in the Automated Information System Waste Management, which represents all program products and technical equipment for the collection, storage and processing of information.