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Packaging recovery figures show "good progress" in 2008

The UK has beaten EU targets for waste packaging recovery for 2008 in the best year yet according to the latest Government figures. Data from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Environment Agency showed that last year the UK recycled almost two-thirds of all packaging produced in 2008. The National Packaging Waste Database found that businesses helped recover more than seven million tonnes of packaging waste. And about 6.6 million ...