03 Dec Waste Management Services: An Extra 200,000 Tonnes Of Waste To Be Buried In Landfill In Essex.
There’s been a drastic update in recent weeks pertaining to the area’s waste management services. An import tax introduced on foreign waste for incineration (amounting to almost £30 per tonne) has meant that 200,000 tonnes worth of waste previously destined for incineration in the Netherlands, is now set to be buried at the Bellhouse site in Stanway, the impacts of which will be manifold.
Questions have been raised on why the waste couldn’t be sent to Sweden for incineration instead, and as to whether the appropriate environmental impact assessments have been carried out for such a seismic decision. The situation in the Netherlands is being monitored for the foreseeable future and, with the market as fluid as it is, a return to Europe could yet be on the cards for the waste. However, none of this need have arisen had a waste incinerator been in the vicinity in the first instance. As it stands there seems little can be done to mitigate the effects of this recent decision.
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