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EU and UK at Odds over Recycling Targets

EU and UK at Odds over Recycling Targets

European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has reaffirmed his rationale for new recycling targets shortly after the UK revealed its concerns over the proposals.

Last Friday (4 March) a meeting of the Environment Council took place in Brussels with an environment minister present from each EU Member State to discuss the Circular Economy proposals for the first time.

A few ministers commented on the targets proposed in the Commission’s plans which were published in December 2015 with some of the strongest concerns raised by the UK. At present the EU is proposing a common EU target for recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2030.

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