“By 2030, EU states would have had to recycle 70% of their municipal waste, 80% of product packaging, 60% of plastic packaging, 60% of plastics, 80% of wood and 90% of ferrous metals, aluminium and glass.
But the package was withdrawn by the incoming EU president, Jean-Claude Juncker, after industry protests. The backlash that provoked from environmentalists led Juncker’s deputy, Frans Timmermans, to promise a revised proposal that would be “broader, more ambitious [and] more effective”.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/20/eu-drops-food-waste-marine-litter-reduction-targets-leak-reveals)
The package itself needed 80% recycling.
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“A large number of Japanese websites have come under attack over the country’s continued support for the annual dolphin drive hunts in Taiji. So far nearly 40 websites have suffered from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, in which the websites are bombarded with numerous data requests, resulting in them either slowing down or going offline completely while genuine visitors are unable to reach them.” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2015/11/cyber-attacks-in-japan-over-dolphin-hunts)
“Investigations by WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal have revealed that, in January 2011, Defra Ministers and the Environment Agency decided to put the brakes on the use of WPZs [Water Protection Zones], except as a ‘last resort’. This was despite overwhelming evidence that other measures to tackle the pollution problem would not be sufficient. … It also flies in the face of Defra’s own analysis which has repeatedly shown that relying on voluntary action by farmers alone will not solve the problem of agricultural pollution.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7722)
The High Court is expected to award habitat damages to the plaintiffs and 100 lashes by angling flies in the face to Defra.
This news will only exacerbate government’s cognitive dissonance regarding badgers. It will be filed under ‘more evidence that badgers, through herding cattle into small barns and feeding them maize, are infecting them with bTB.’