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The plenary session of the Congress of Deputies has approved this Thursday the opinion of the bill of waste and contaminated soils for a circular economy after incorporating several amendments to the text that include new rates for different concepts of waste, the possibility of banning smoking on beaches or massively releasing balloons into the air, which will be left to the decision of the municipalities.
Likewise, among the novelties incorporated in the normative text, which will now be sent to the Senate to continue with its legislative processing, the name of the law itself has been modified to include the concept of circular economy, which is included for the first time in a text legal both in Spain and at the European level.
In addition, among the main novelties, as highlighted by the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, is the consideration of certain particularities in municipal waste rates such as participation in domestic or community composting or the situations of families and people at risk of exclusion Social. On the other hand, establishes new obligations for producers when providing information on the possibility of repairing electrical and electronic products.
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The text also incorporates the possibility of implementing, always from the end of 2023 and after a prior evaluation, the container deposit, return and return system (SDDR), a claim from some NGOs and United We Can and More Country Green-Equo.
The bill also revises the current regulations on waste and contaminated soils to comply with the new objectives established in the community waste directives, as well as those derived from the single-use plastics directive.
The standard includes objectives such as reduction of the weight of waste produced 13 percent in 2025 and 15 percent in 2025 compared to those generated in 2010.
The text prohibits the destruction of unsold surpluses of non-perishable products, such as textiles, toys and electrical appliances, among others, which should preferably be destined for reuse and recycling.
Free tap water in bars and hotels
To reduce the consumption of packaging, in the hotel and restaurant establishments you will have to offer customers the possibility of free tap water consumption Y public administrations must adopt the necessary measures to reduce the consumption of bottled water in their premises and in other public spaces.
Separate waste collection will also be implemented for its recovery in addition to current fractions such as paper, metals, plastic or glass. As of July 2022, separate collection of household bio-waste will be included in municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants and, as of 2024 in the rest of the municipalities. From 2025 onwards, textile waste, used cooking oil, hazardous household waste and bulky waste will also have to be collected separately from 2025.
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Construction and demolition waste should be classified by materials, preferably at the origin from 2022, and the demolition must be selective from 2024.
In addition, sets more ambitious targets to prepare for the reuse and recycling of municipal waste: an increase of 5% every five years until reaching 65% in 2035, establishing …….