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Government proposes targets above EU's for packaging

Higher targets to recover and recycle packaging waste have been proposed in a consultation published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Under the proposals new business targets would come into effect in January 2008 to help the UK meet its EC packaging directive obligations. Tougher targets are proposed for 2009 and beyond. Current EU minimum recycling and recovery targets are 55% and 60% respectively. But the Government wants to increase recycling targets ...