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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Poland 2003

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This review of Poland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data.

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Waste Management

The following recommendations are part of the overall conclusions and recommendations of the environmental performance review of Poland: • implement the national waste management plan, establishing a mechanism for regular review of progress; • strictly enforce technical standards for landfills and urgently close a number of substandard sites; reinforce enforcement of prohibitions against illegal dumping; • review possible approaches to increasing private and public financing of the upgrading and expansion of waste management facilities; address the large financing gap expected due to implementation of EU waste legislation and domestic legislation on land contamination; • continue to improve the system for regulating the movement and treatment of hazardous waste, expanding the capacity to destroy PCBs and obsolete pesticides; • strengthen measures to increase municipal waste recovery rates, with stronger initiatives by authorities concerning separate collection and the creation of sustainable recycling markets....

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