National zero waste strategy
Luxembourg’s Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Carole Dieschbourg wants Luxembourg to go beyond the requirements of the European directive on single-use plastics and become a world leader in terms of waste management. The main goal is to promote both elimination and reduction of single-use plastics, with additional bans for single-use plastic cups and bottles.
Resulting from a national stakeholders’ consultation process carried out in 2019, the national zero waste strategy, “Null Offall Lëtzebuerg”, was presented in September 2020. It provides for a zero-littering goal and the promotion of eco-design, reuse and repair on a wide scale to achieve a truly circular economy.
A draft law was published on August 25, 2020 to start transposing the EU directive on single-use plastics into national law, with an ambitious target for consumption reduction being imposed on plastic manufacturers. The zero-waste strategy also announced additional bans on single-use plastics in restaurants as of January 1, 2022 (plastic cups, plates and cutlery) and in packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables.