Romania has reduced the number of border crossing points permitting recyclable waste imports to 15. the country to 15. The government wishes to combat the illegal import of waste. “Romania cannot be Europe’s landfill,” Environment Minister Tanczos Barna said.
European legislation currently does not allow EU member states to refuse waste imports, so Romania needed adopting its own normative act to regulate such activities.
“Tracing these transports from the border to the place of recycling will be mandatory. The quantities of waste entering the country will also be correlated with the recycling capacity of the companies,” siad the Environment Minister.