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More recycling will support well-functioning markets in the Nordic countries

29. February 2016

There are significant differences in the structure and regulation of the waste management sectors across the Nordic countries. In all the Nordic countries, better regulation of the waste management sector can create socioeconomic benefits, including lower costs for households. This is concluded by a report on competition in the Nordic waste markets, which the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has prepared together with the other Nordic competition authorities.

The report contains general recommendations on how such socioeconomic benefits can be achieved. For example, the regulation should support well-functioning markets for waste management and ensure competitive neutrality in the situations where municipalities compete with private companies.

The report does not contain country-specific recommendations, nor for Denmark.

Read the report "Competition in the Waste Management Sector - Preparing for a Circular Economy"