Europe - ministers call for concrete measures on
waste prevention
The European Environment Council has emphasised the importance of    
keeping a clear waste hierarchy that puts the priority on prevention,    
thereby soothing green NGO fears that it wanted to prioritise incineration    
for generating energy.   
In 2005, the Commission presented a new Thematic Strategy on Waste    
Prevention and Recycling and proposed an updated version of the waste    
framework directive. The strategy reviews and streamlines existing    
legislation within a single, comprehensive framework.   
The Environment Council on 27 June has re-emphasised the key    
importance it attaches to the waste hierarchy and called on the    
Commission to come forward with concrete measures on prevention under    
the Finnish Presidency.    
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Posted: 13/07/2006 By: Professor Paul Bardos