News: Europe - Parliament report calls for the establishment of re-use targets.
Significant changes around the re-use of WEEE could be on the cards as MEPs vote on the WEEE Directive later in the year.
Thursday, 27th September 2012
The European Parliaments (EP) draft report was recently published and the final version is due to be adopted by the EPs Environment Committee by 4th October 2011. The EPs draft report is very welcome as it calls for the establishment of re-use targets. Although the current WEEE Directive does recognise the superior environmental benefits of re-use over recycling, as it contains language that prioritises re-use, there are no specific targets which means that, unfortunately, recycling often becomes the practical reality. The EP has proposed that the new directive would contain separate re-use and recycling targets, and, although some of their suggested re-use targets are far too small (at just 5%), it constitutes an important first step to prioritising re-use over recycling. For more details, please go to external web link.
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