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European Parliament Approves Revision of EU Waste Legislation

2:19 PM MDT | June 23, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dimas: EU will be a ‘recycling society.’ The European Parliament has approved a previously announced revision of the European Union’s (EU) framework directive on waste. The revised directive: sets new recycling targets to be achieved by EU member states by 2020, including recycling rates of 50% for household and similar wastes and 70% for construction and demolition waste; strengthens provisions on waste prevention through an obligation for member states to develop national waste-prevention programs and includes a commitment from the European...

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