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Defra announces new packaging targets

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed its intention that packaging waste recovery and recycling targets for the UK will increase from 2008 onwards. Defra hope that the new overall recovery targets of 72% in 2008, 73% in 2009 and 74% in 2010 will help the UK meet its 2008 EU target of recycling at least 60% of packaging waste.Business recovery and recycling targets for the UK in 2008 will be 67.5% for paper, 78% for glass, 35% ...