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Hidden danger

At first glance, everything may have seemed rosy for the glass industry when its packaging recovery figures were announced last month. But a closer look reveals a much thornier picture. Although the sector is well on its way to meeting its 49% recycling target for 2004, its targets over the next four years increase more steeply than any other material. Glass targets rise from 49% in 2004 to 71% in 2008, overtaking paper targets that merely go from 65% to 70% in that time.