SEPA sets out ambitious waste targets - and bids for new powers

A statutory duty requiring businesses to segregate their wastes for recycling is among a list of radical ideas suggested by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in its draft national waste strategy, issued in May. 1 The paper also gives Scotland a lead on England by proposing ambitious recycling and recovery targets aimed at meeting the country's share of UK obligations under the EC landfill Directive - but it is far from clear that SEPA is in a position to harness the local authority co-operation and spending needed to meet the targets.

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