Local authorities get electroscrap law guidance

The Brussels-based Association of cities and regions for recycling has issued a manual to help local authorities around Europe implement the EU's waste electrical and electronic equipment directive. Under the law municipalities will be centrally involved in household electroscrap collection. Their performance will therefore be critical in meeting the directive's collection target of four kilograms per head by December 2006. As well as practical collection issues, the guide discusses local authorities' potential to foster eco-design in local manufacture and to encourage appliance reuse through partnerships with social economy enterprises. See ACRR and the manual.

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