This book covers the legal limits of the discretion of the EU Member States to manage waste. Part I of the book introduces the EU law applicable to waste management and the relevance of the European Convention of Human Rights. In Part II the Jurisprudence on waste management is dealt with. In Part III an assessment of the existing regulations is presented and suggestions for improvement.
1. Waste Management in EU legislation-an Introduction; 2. Waste Management in the ECHR - An Introduction; 3. The "Waste Crisis" in Campania before the European Court of Human Rights: Some Remarks on the Case Di Sarno and Others v. Italy; 4. EU Case Law and Waste Management in Campania; 5. Implementation of EU Waste Law: Just as Difficult as Enforcement of EU Law in other Domains?; 6. The Legal Paradox of EU Waste Management; 7. Opportunities and Pitfalls for Sustainable Materials Management in EU Waste Law.