WITHIN a few years, the UK could be required to recycle or reuse up to 72 per cent of recoverable material from the industrial waste stream and up to 64 per cent from the domestic stream. At a minimum, the figures would be 56 per cent and 39 per cent respectively.

These are among the targets proposed for the year 2006 by a mammoth 341-page report, commissioned by the European Commission from consultants RDE-environment and PIRA International, now at final draft stage, with Brussels looking for comments by 31 July.

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