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Irish WEEE scheme hailed a success

Ireland has seen a five-fold increase in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling since it implemented the WEEE directive in August last year. Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government Dick Roche said: By the end of May this year 21,500 tonnes were collected nationally, equivalent to an annual collection rate of 6.8 kg per person. Our EU target is to reach 4 kg per person by end 2008. This performance would place us on course to achieving ...