The Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism is required to draft a Federal Waste Management Plan at least once every six years, to implement the objectives and principles of the Waste Management Act of 2002. After public participation, the Federal Waste Management Plan 2017 was published in two parts.
Part 1 of the BAWP 2017 comprises a description of the situation of waste management, the description of the measures carried out and planned to meet the requirements of the 2002 Waste Management Act, principles of treatment as well as the waste prevention programme.
Part 2 describes the guidelines for transboundary waste shipment and contains sample photographs on many entries of the Green List of Wastes as well as counterexamples of wastes subject to notification from the Yellow List of Wastes. It is intended as a decision aid for control institutions and others active in the field when applying the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, no. 1013/2006.
The report on the public participation process and on the decisions taken is mentioned separately.
Chapters 2 through 4 of the BAWP 2017 have meanwhile been updated (Statusbericht 2018).