Shipments of Waste are regulated by Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on shipments of waste [so-called Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR)]. This regulation, which covers shipments of all types of waste, includes waste destined for recovery where a useful secondary source of raw material from the waste could be recovered, as well as waste destined for disposal.
In order to implement article 37(2) of the WSR, the Commission adopted Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 of 29 November 2007, concerning the export for recovery of certain waste listed in Annex III or IIIA to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council to certain countries to which the OECD Decision on the control of transboundary movements of wastes does not apply. Periodically, the Commission amends Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 as regards the procedures to be followed for export of waste to certain countries.
The Environment and Resources Authority, is the Competent Authority for the implementation of the WSR.
Exports to Malaysia
Exports of plastic waste to Malaysia under Basel Code B3011, a ‘pre-loading inspection report’ is required. This report must be prepared by a third-party inspection body (a list of monitory services can be accessed here). Prior to shipment, a signed copy of the report shall be submitted to the competent Authority in Malaysia ([email protected]) and the ERA on ([email protected]). Please note that contamination level shall not exceed 2% for Malaysia to accept the shipment.
Shipment of Non Hazardous (Green-Listed) Waste
For a step by step procedure in relation to shipment of Non Hazardous (Green-Listed) Waste (Click Here)
Shipment of Hazardous (Amber-Listed) Waste
For a step by step procedure in relation to shipment of Hazardous (Amber-Listed) Waste (Click Here)
Waste Shipment Inspection Plan for the Maltese Islands
The Waste Shipments Inspection plan, emanates from the legal obligations of Regulation (EC) No. 1013/2006, which sets outa set of criteria which all Member States (MS) should include in their three year plan. This plan identifies various means and actions to reduce illicit movements of waste. The introduction of the waste shipment inspection plan pursuant to Article 50 of the WSR obliges all MS to have a plan in place by 1 January 2017 and by the end of 2019 all MS should have had implemented all or most of the measures indicated in the plan in order to combat illegal movements of waste within their jurisdiction.
To access the Waste Shipment Inspection Plan for the Maltese Islands (Click Here)