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European Officials Launch Bio-Waste Strategy

2:14 PM MDT | May 25, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Commission has launched a plan to improve European Union (EU) management of bio-waste, and tap into its potential environmental and economic benefits. Biodegradable garden, kitchen, and food waste accounts for about 88 million m.t./year of municipal waste in the EU and has “considerable promise as a renewable source of energy and recycled materials,” the commission says. The plan would optimize use of existing legislation in EU member states, including more rigorous enforcement of laws to divert bio-waste away from landfills, and the...

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