PACKAGING INDUSTRY TO FACE REVAMPED EU WASTE LEGISLATION

BY KEITH NUTHALL

The EUROPEAN Union (EU) packaging industry will have to comply with new tougher waste legislation including targets for re-use and recycling of domestic waste such as packaging. After the European Parliament secured approval of key amendments, member states must "take the necessary measures" to ensure by 2020 that 50% of "waste materials such as paper, metal glass from households and similar waste streams" is re-used or recycled by 2020. The directive requires EU governments to draw up binding national programmes ...


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