EU tussle over "orphan" electroscrap likely

Parliament set to overturn committee, demand financial guarantees for end-of-life products

MEPs look set for a battle with governments over how a new EU electronic scrap recycling regime should fund the treatment of "orphan" waste products made by manufacturers that have folded or gone bankrupt.

A behind-the-scenes deal involving all major political groupings in the European parliament has been struck, reversing the environment committee's backing for an earlier decision by the council of ministers to make other firms shoulder the costs (EED 21/03/02).

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