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The focus of Israeli Environment Minister Amir Peretz's trip to Berlin was on learning more about Germany's system of life-cycle management. Together with Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks, Peretz toured a sorting facility for lightweight packaging at the international recycling company ALBA. Hendricks informed the Israeli delegation about Germany's policies on life-cycle management, which are exemplary around the world. more

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The international trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management with almost 3,000 exhibitors from different countries IFAT opened in Munich on May 5. This year's focus is on intelligent urbanisation. The Federal Ministry for the Environment and Building is represented with two stands. more

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The German Government's Waste Prevention Programme was adopted by the Cabinet on July 31. For the first time, the Programme sets out a systematic and comprehensive approach for preventing waste in the public sector, by recommending specific instruments and measures.  more

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The conventions regulate the transboundary transport of hazardous wastes and their disposal, the limitation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) worldwide and trade in hazardous industrial chemicals and pesticides.  more

After prolonged negotiations, the Permanent Representatives Committee reached agreement on the revision of the WEEE Directive. The recast is primarily intended to increase collection and recycling targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment and curb illegal exports. more

Study: Export of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

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