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[GreenYes] EU adopts hierarchy, bans & targets for waste prevention & recycling

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>From: Rob Howe <rob.howe@no.address>
>Subject: waste vote in Europe
>Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 08:31:11 -0500
>...This article is pertinent to waste-reduction laws that may be put
>in effect in Europe.
>Rob Howe
><mailto:rob.howe@no.address>rob.howe@no.address | Ph:
>978-255-2620 | Mob: 978-204-2149

Excerpts from this article:

...To prevent and reduce waste production, the hierarchy lays down an
order of preference for waste operations - first prevention, then
re-use, recycling, other recovery operations and, as a last resort,
safe and environmentally sound disposal...

...a majority of MEPs rejected the idea that incineration should be
regarded as recovery...

...By 2015, landfill will be banned for at least paper, glass,
textiles, plastic and metal. By that date separate waste collection
systems for these categories must be set up. By 2020, no recyclable
waste must end up in landfill sites...

...Dr. Michael Warhurst, waste and resources campaigner for Friends
of the Earth Europe, said, "MEPs have supported European targets for
recycling and waste prevention, which will help Europe's economy
become more resource efficient, and reduce our impacts on climate change...

Gary Liss
Fax: 916-652-0485
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