EC waste strategy jars with UK on landfills, waste hierarchy

A draft EC waste strategy has been released by the European Commission. The paper is thin on specific ideas, but a few of its proposals - including pre-treatment of waste intended for landfills, and giving preference to material recycling over incineration in the waste hierarchy - will run into official and industry objections in the UK. The Commission has few ideas for preventing waste generation, but appears set on promoting the concept of producer responsibility in future recovery and recycling initiatives.

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