More hints from DoE on packaging waste policy

A landfill tax coupled with a duty on packaging producers to take responsibility for packaging waste was hinted at by the Department of the Environment (DoE) during a House of Lords' inquiry into the proposed EC Directive on packaging. The inquiry also heard criticisms of the proposal from Friends of the Earth (FoE), which wants a stronger emphasis on packaging waste avoidance and measures to stimulate outlets for recycled materials.

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