The Space Industry Position Regarding the Art. 9 of the WFD has been published

On the 9th of September, 2019 Eurospace has announced the release of the Space Industry position package in regard to the Article 9 (1) (i) of the Revised Waste Framework Agreement Directive 2008/98/EC (WFD).

According to the position,  the notification duty under Art. 9 (1) (i) of the WFD doesn’t apply to equipment designed to be sent into space and related means of transport (launch vehicles and spacecraft, such as satellites for telecommunication, navigation or space exploration) which don’t result in “waste” on the EU territory.  Such products – not being part of the Circular Economy – are considered to fall outside the scope of the Directive.

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