Green Light For New EU Waste Legislation With Binding 2020 Targets

 

The EU will have new waste legislation which includes targets for re-use and recycling of waste to be attained by 2020 after MEPs adopted amendments. The directive sets out rules on recycling and requires Member States to draw up binding national programmes for waste prevention. Waste prevention targets will be considered by the Commission in the future. Incineration of waste will be categorised as a recovery operation rather than disposal, provided it meets a certain energy efficiency standard. For press release:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/064-31746-168-06-25-911-20080616IPR31745-16-06-2008-2008-true/default_en.htm

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