Packaging industry's waste plan criticised

The packaging industry's response to Government demands for action on recycling has been slammed by Friends of the Earth (FoE). The proposal, says FoE, fails to set a recycling target, is under-funded and relies on discretionary action by firms.

A strong warning to the packaging industry to come up with firm proposals for recycling or face the legislative consequences was delivered by junior Environment Minister Tony Baldry in January (ENDS Report 204, pp 11-12 ). The Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN) responded early in March. It

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