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News: Waste Strategy

A House of Commons environment, transport and regional affairs committee inquiry has branded the Government's strategy for providing sustainable waste management 'woefully inadequate'. The committee says the Government's Waste Strategy 2000 does not explain whether waste incineration is truly a source of renewable energy, yet encourages incineration. It also slates the strategy's national target for recycling and composting, set at 33% for 2015, as being 'depressingly unambitious, ' and that the current landfill tax is still too small to encourage recycling. Find out more at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcon/etrahome.htm

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