Budget special: New packaging targets
Legislation later this year will increase statutory packaging recycling targets by between 1% and 5%, the chancellor confirmed, following a Defra consultationThe proposed new targets include: an increase of 1% a year in the steel-recycling target, from 71% in 2012, to 76% in 2017; a rise of 3% a year in the aluminium recycling target, from 40% in 2012, t
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