DEFRA misses deadline for toxic furniture incineration

The government has failed to meet an international deadline to ensure that waste containing a widely-used toxic flame retardant is properly destroyed, allowing thousands of old sofas and mattresses to be landfilled in breach of an international commitment

Action is needed to keep furniture out of landfill (©Visions-of-America / 123rf)
Delays mean old furniture is more likely to be landfilled 

The government has failed to meet an international deadline to ensure that waste containing a widely-used toxic flame retardant is properly destroyed, allowing thousands of old sofas and mattresses to be landfilled in breach of an international commitment.

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