Germany’s environment agency has confirmed its own expectation that a national ban on landfilling untreated waste, enacted in June 2005, would bring down overall imports of controlled wastes – dangerous and other regulated waste - for the full year. New agency figures show imports fell 8.3 per cent in 2005 after increasing in each of the previous ten years. The agency predicted the decline a year ago (EED 06/10/05). But it noted that the ban did not spur a decline in imports of hazardous waste such as used oil or solvents. See press release.
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