EU approves new recycling rules

The EU approved new rules in February 2018 with "legally binding targets for waste recycling and the reduction of landfilling with fixed deadlines," including for municipal waste, textiles, hazardous waste, composting, packaging (65% by 2025), and minimum requirements for all extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs. The rules are part of the EU waste package to move towards a circular economy. More on the waste directives.