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Waste policy and measures

The Swiss waste management economy is a well-functioning system with public and private stakeholders. This system is one component of a sustainable and comprehensive resources policy. Raw materials are scarce and expensive, and for this reason any material cycles that are still open must be closed. This is the goal that has been set within the context of the Green Economy for the improvement of resources efficiency.

Umweltbildung im Abfallbereich -

only available in German, French and Italian

Grüne Wirtschaft -

only available in German, French and Italian

Transboundary movements of waste (valid for the Principality of Liechtenstein and Switzerland) -

The Ordinance on Movements of Waste (VeVA) also implements the ordinances of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal and the provisions of the OECD Decision on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Waste.

Aus- und Weiterbildung VeVA - only available in German, French and Italian
Financing remediation of contaminated sites - Who foots the bill for the investigation, monitoring and remediation of contaminated sites? Can financial assistance be provided by the federal government?

Contact: waste@bafu.admin.ch
Last updated on: 01.09.2015

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