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UUK will vote in favour of EU Circular Economy Package

Posted by hertswow on March 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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CIWM Journal Online, posted on 23 March 2018 by Darrel Moore

 

"... The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed that it has written to inform Parliament the UK will vote in favour of the CEP when it comes to the Council. The EU’s CEP will require member states to recycle at least 55% of their municipal waste by 2025, 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035. The targets set out in the Package, which were agreed by the Council in December last year, includes a 10% cap on landfill by 2035 and provisions for countries to restrict the use of single-use plastics. . . . ."

Comment: This is good news even though a). the targets under-ambitious in comparison to the best-performing countries, b). the targets are expressed by weight (tonnage) rather than carbon impact (CO2e) and c). reduction of wastage in the first place is far more urgent than re-usage, recycling and composting; important as those also are in terms of the internationally agreed Waste Hierarchy.

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