WITH the rulebook of the Kyoto Protocol on global warming all but written, the European Commission has been considering innovative ways regarding waste management in which it can help reduce the EU's production of greenhouse gases.

A new paper written for the Commission's directorate general by consultants AEA Technology proposes the segregation of municipal waste, so that materials such as paper, metals, textiles and plastics can be recycled, and decomposable refuse be composted. This approach, said the report "gives the lowest net ...

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