Regulation and Policy Concerns

  • Ana Pires
  • Graça Martinho
  • Susana Rodrigues
  • Maria Isabel Gomes


Solid waste management requires specific rules to ensure the collection and management respecting the citizens and the environment. A brief review on how solid waste management is defined by international and national regulations is provided. The intention is to cover broader waste streams from municipal solid waste, including batteries and accumulators, end-of-life vehicles, packaging waste, waste from electric and electronic equipment, waste oils, biodegradable municipal waste, and waste tires.


Waste framework directive Basel convention Transboundary shipment National legislation International legislation Packaging waste Waste oils WEEE ELV 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Pires
    • 1
  • Graça Martinho
    • 1
  • Susana Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Maria Isabel Gomes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCT NOVA)CaparicaPortugal

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