Irish biodegradable waste down but still over target

Ireland has achieved or is on track to meeting all EU waste targets except for biodegradable waste, according to the country's environment agency. Biodegradable waste going to landfill fell by 19% last year but Ireland is still over target.

The national waste report, covering 2008 data, shows the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill dropped to about 1.2 million tonnes. Under EU law biodegradable waste must be reduced by 75% of the quantity produced in 1995.

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