UK to oppose EC targets for packaging waste

The Government has announced that it will be opposing the recovery and recycling targets for each packaging material proposed by the European Commission in its draft Directive on packaging waste. The UK will be seeking instead a single target for diverting waste packaging from landfill which would enable Member States to decide how much of each material should be reused, recycled or incinerated.

The packaging proposal was issued last summer (ENDS Report 210, p 32 ). The Danes have made it a priority for their Presidency of the EC Council in the first half of 1993, and with negotiations now about to begin the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has invited comments on an outline of the Government's prop

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