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MEPs vote for targets to halt waste growth

MEPs have voted for binding targets to halt the increasing amount of waste produced by member states. The European Parliament (EP) wants waste production levels to be stabilised at 2008 levels by 2012 and for it to start declining by 2020. By 2020 it also wants to see 50% of municipal waste and 70% of industrial waste recycled. By a majority of 651 votes to 19, with 16 abstentions, the EP adopted Caroline Jacksons proposals for a revised EU Waste Framework ...