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Officials admit that TVs will be landfilled after directive deadline

By Greg PitcherThe Government has played down talk of a television mountain next summer but admitted some will be illegally landfilled.Members of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) appeared flustered as they fielded questions on the potential crisis. The Hazardous Waste Directive bans TVs from standard landfill sites from July 2005, yet the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive does not set recycling targets ...