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Waste of electrical and electronic equipments: extracts from the vote and statement by Karl-Heinz FLORENZ (EPP, DE)

Event date: 04/10/2011

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Environment committee MEPs voted with a large majority (99%) on new rules to collect and recycle more of Europe's growing stream of electrical and electronic waste. MEPs want more ambitious targets than the Council. Other provisions would allow consumers to return small e-waste items to shops and prevent the illegal shipping of waste to non-OECD countries.