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Defra confirms green waste target

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has reconfirmed that green waste will count towards the 50% target for municipal waste set out in the revised European Waste Framework Directive (WFD).

Defras clarification came in a letter sent in December 2008 to County Surveyors Society Waste Panel chair Julia Barrett, who raised concerns expressed at the panels meeting on November 25. In correspondence Defra WFD Unit spokesman Mark Shotton said: I am writing to respond to these concerns, and can confirm that, in Defras view, green waste will count towards the revised WFDs household waste recycling target, provided it is genuinely recycled.

Previous story, EC confirms EU green waste target, (16/07/08)

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