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New EU states granted WEEE and packaging law delays

Archiv – Subject to approval from its existing 15 member states, the EU is willing to give seven of its 10 new member countries up to two years longer to meet the collection, recovery and recycling targets enshrined in the Waste from Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive. Subject to approval from its existing 15 member states, the EU is willing to give seven of its 10 new member countries up to two years longer to meet the collection, recovery and recycling targets enshrined in the Waste from Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Directive. The European Commission has released a draft EU decision giving Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania an additional two years to meet the deadlines. These new EU member states have argued that a historical recycling deficit and low population density make it hard to meet the targets. The extension is in line with the two years already given to existing EU members Ireland and Greece, which cited similar difficulties in meeting the targets.
In addition, all 10 of the new EU member states are likely to be given four years longer than existing members to meet new EU packaging waste recovery and recycling targets. In a draft proposal to be approved by governments and MEPs, the European Commission says it wants all the newcomers to reach the targets by the end of 2012.

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