Section for Waste and Resource Efficiency

The section is responsible for international cooperation, including with the EU/EEA, and national policy development in the area of waste. This includes inter alia instruments and measures for better utilization of waste as a resource in a more circular economy, such as increased material recycling and re-use, schemes for extended producer responsibility, work to reduce food waste and cleaning up marine litter. It is also responsible for the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes.