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Market barriers to land filling are barred by EURO ministers

European Union ministers have rejected calls by the European Commission for EU-wide legislation erecting market barriers against landfilling, such as pay-as-you-throw levies. Considering the commissions communication Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste, ministers noted that such schemes have in the past not always achieved the desired objectives for example internalisation of costs and effective behavioural change and can lead to market distortions. ...