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Ruddock non-committal on early metals reclassification

Environment Minister Joan Ruddock told MPs she would not commit to early action to reclassify recycled metals as non waste, despite an open invitation to do so. Ruddocks comments came in response to a call from MP Alan Whitehead to speed up recognition that recovered metal is not waste.While Ruddock agreed that EU procedures should not delay agreement on end-of-waste criteria, she added: There is some way to go before the revised [European Waste] directive can ...