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Waste prevention challenges EU ministers

Waste prevention is a major test for the EU, Irish Environment Minister Martin Cullen said after chairing an informal EU environment council meeting last week.The goal of decoupling waste growth from economic growth remains an unrelenting challenge and the road ahead insofar as this is concerned is still a long one. He added that there was an emerging view that waste prevention plans could be potentially useful but that the issue of targets required further consideration.