EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc.
Defra: The UK recycled almost two-thirds of all packaging produced in 2008, according to the latest figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency. All EU Member States have targets set by the EU on packaging recycling and recovery. The 2008 targets were recycling 55% and recovering 60% of packaging across the year.
Press release ~ Final 2008 Figures for recycling and recovery as of 9th April 2009 ~ Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 ~ Defra - Packaging and packaging waste
BERR: The Department for Business has published a consultation (closes on 13 May 2009) on European Commission proposals to recast the Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Restriction on the use of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment – See ‘Consultations’ section for more information.