The Luxembourg Government has approved a new financing bill related to the SuperDrecksKëscht recycling centre initiative.

Following the publication of the legal opinion of the scientific unit of the Chamber of Deputies (Luxembourg's Parliament), Luxembourg's Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Carole Dieschbourg, responded on Monday at the joint meeting of the parlimantary committess on the environment and on budgetary control.

Minister Dieschbourg explained that the government has approved a new financing bill, which will be tabled in the Chamber of Deputies shortly. This bill is expected to guarantee constitutional compliance with Article 99 and thus strengthen the legal basis of the SuperDrecksKëscht initiative (which was recently accused of potentially lacking a legal basis). The minister praised the new scientific unit as an example of the rule of law and the scientific foundations of parliamentary work.

Minister Dieschbourg recalled that the discussion surrounding the opinion of the scientific unit, which raises the question of the constitutional compliance of the 2005 law governing the SuperDrecksKëscht recycling centre, goes far beyond the initiative itself.

Moreover, she addressed the questions of MPs regarding the SuperDrecksKëscht initiative. She took advantage of the progress made in implementing the audit presented in autumn 2021. At the initiative of the Environment Ministry, the initiative was re-established and re-occupied in November 2021.

In the coming months, this committee, which includes representatives of Luxembourg's Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of the Environment and the Environment Agency, will push for the modernisation of the SuperDrecksKëscht initiative, based on audit recommendations. Another point of implementation is the transfer of the brand "Aktioun SuperDrecksKëscht" to the state, which has already been launched.