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Europe’s Lawmakers Back Aggressive Approach To Recycling, Landfilling, Food Waste

January 18, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The environmental panel of the European Parliament amended a draft legislative “waste package” to raise waste recycling from 44 percent to 70 percent and reduce landfilling to five percent. The Environment Committee also voted to reduce food waste by 50 percent by 2030. Forty-two organizations in 15 countries support the aggressive new proposals; 47,000 people have signed petitions backing them.  The new targets would be legally binding among member countries. The committee’s package will be put to a vote by the full House at the March 13-16 plenary session in Strasbourg.  [ European Parliament; image credit: © Rama  ]
Rebecca Smithers, "Campaigners Call on EU to Halve Food Waste by 2030", The Guardian, January 18, 2017, © Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies.
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