UK to be put on the spot by new landfill proposal

Fresh proposals for an EC Directive on landfill are expected to be issued shortly by the European Commission. They are almost certain to require all degradable wastes to be treated before landfilling - a policy fundamentally at odds with the UK's advocacy of "bioreactor" landfills. But it appears highly unlikely that the UK could muster enough support from other Member States to block the proposal.

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