An incineration tax is a good idea.
There is technology available to do this monitoring at pm 1.0 so what is the problem?
All the incineration projects seen recently (over the past 5 years) discharge way above the limits and they use the shutting down and restarting procedures to obfuscate this issue.
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The facility was never needed in any instance.
Incineration is old technology in a new environmental arena where other systems offer cheaper and more cost-effective solutions.
Incineration requires Gate Fees which are not needed in Renewable Fuels programmes where even waste is considered to be a valuable commodity where a processing company will pay £10-00 per tonne for the material. And this is because the end-product - the Renewable Fuel and By-Products as well as residual energy will generate an income equivalent to over £125 Million a year.
We have suggested and advised the PRC to carry this out for the last Ten Years,.
Good for them now that they have done this.
Perhaps the Waste Industry should realise that they have been milking profits from the UK Tax Payers for too long at the expense of the Chinese.
Now India and Thailand will be following suit.
This will be good news for the Regional Water Companies who can absorb all of this Food Waste at a stroke without having to build any new infrastructure.
And from what we are hearing several Water Companies are eager to collect these materials as part of their business strategy.
This means also that Food Waste will now be available to the Anaerobic Digestion industry for Purchase at a minimum of £50-00 per tonne (dry weight.) Expect this will sort the men out from the boys.