Day: 12 April 2002
Recycling of packaging materials saves Austria nearly EUR270 million per year
Separate treatment and recycling of waste packaging materials in Austria is saving the country ATS3,700 million (EUR269 million) every year, according to a cost-benefit analysis published by the Austrian Federal Environment Agency.
European Parliament determined that producers be responsible for electronic waste
The European Parliament has voted in its second reading of the draft European directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to pass a series of amendments that considerably tighten its requirements and are almost certain to provoke a conciliation procedure with the European Council.
Emission trading programmes could save Europe EUR80 billion
Early implementation of emission trading schemes will help cut the costs associated with the reduction in greenhouse gases required under the Kyoto Protocol by as much as EUR80 billion by 2017, according to the results of a trading simulation.
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