ELECTRICAL WASTE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
EUROPEAN Union ministers have reached political agreement on two new proposed directives that are supposed to ensure the safe disposal of discarded electrical equipment, including computers and household appliances.

The Council of Ministers, (environment), has backed the directive on the treatment of waste from electrical and electronic equipment and the directive on the limitation of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Both proposals will now return to the European Parliament for further discussion and ...


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