Government admits reluctance for new recycling targets
The government will not support new recycling targets unless there are clear economic and environmental benefits that exceed the costs, according to its response to a cross-party parliamentary inquiry on waste.The environment, food and rural affairs select committee published a report on its inquiry into waste management in the UK in October. One of its recommendations was that Defra should aspire to achiev
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