Why is this so?
In other countries it has not made a slightest difference.
There is so much money to be made in waste (as it always was even when recycling collections were sent to China) that this bears little if any credence.
The waste industry is just attempting to go around the outside of the regulations. This is fraudulent behaviour.
Sorry but the Waste Industry has had it too good for too long.
We are all for this in the Netherlands and why should we be on the receiving end of UK wastes?
What a nonsense.
The whole project could be converted to make Biofuels - Methane and Hydrogen - at barely £150 Million, and have far better carbon credit potentials.
Just like the plastic bag fiasco!
There are other materials to use and they are fat better than cans and oil-based plastics.
Suspicious fire again at a Waste site.
One wonders why?
Good for them.
The UK Waste Industry has got its just rewards.
Well said Mr Sadiq Khan and Mr Nicholas Mattey.
We have known this for years and years.
Indeed we understand that a company that was prepared to build a waste to Butanol (Biofuel) Plant made a presentation to the London Mayoral offices in 2006, 2010 and 2012-2014 and even as late as 2016 at their own expense and sell the fuel to London.
It was also understood that a similar presentation was made to both of the North London Waste and East London Waste Areas about the same issue and that this was not even followed up by the Waste Authorities- despite the fact that funders were in place.
Is this really a problem?
We are already making Hydrogen as a fuel within the European Union and it is selling at under €uro 8.50 per kilogramme and the profit margins will repay the development with three operating years.
It says something very clearly when even the author/rapporteur of this article states....
“It is being moved to a secure storage location off-site. Throughout this process, the debris is being handled safely and carefully monitored. All monitoring to date has not shown any cause for concern.“A high level of precaution has been used from the outset. The bags have not been tested because the material was a mixture of different types and therefore any sample taken would not have been representative.