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PRESSURE TO RECYCLE IS DEFERRED

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Envrionment secretary John Gummer has chosen not to agree to a plan for packaging disposal that ultimately hopes to...
Envrionment secretary John Gummer has chosen not to agree to a plan for packaging disposal that ultimately hopes to recover between 50 and 65% of all waste products rather than bury it in landfill sites, reports the Financial Times (p22).

The plan, which packaging companies claim they were put under undue pressure to sign by consumer product manufacturers, was in line with a European Union directive which ought to be effective by 2001.

On page 12 of the Financial Times there is further explanation of the packaging industry's unhappiness with what is sees as its unfair share of financial responsibility for meeting the higher recovery and recycling quotas.
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