Policy Statements and Initiatives

Defra: Defra has confirmed its intention that packaging waste recovery & recycling targets for Great Britain will increase from 2008 onwards.  The targets have been designed to save more CO2 emissions than the targets originally published in Defra's consultation paper last year.  They are based on updated market data and the feedback received during the public consultation, which ended in November 2007.
 
The new overall recovery targets of 72% in 2008, 73% in 2009 and 74% in 2010 are intended to ensure that we meet our 2008 EU Directive target of recycling at least 60% of our packaging waste and also contribute to meeting the ambitions outlined in the 2007 Waste Strategy for England.
Press release ~ 'Consultation on recycling targets for packaging for 2008 and thereafter' ~ Defra – Packaging and waste ~ Advisory Committee on Packaging ~ 2007 Waste Strategy for England ~ WRAP
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