EU Circular Economy Package becomes law

The EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) has been published in the EU’s Official Journal, meaning the legislation will enter into force at the start of July, 20 days after its publication.

The long-awaited waste legislation was signed off and appeared in the Journal – the EU’s official gazette of record for new legislation – on 14 June, following the final ratification of the ambitious set of revised waste directives by the EU Council in May, and will now become law on 4 July. The governments of member states will then have 24 months to transpose the directives into national legislation.