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Ambition needed to deal with waste, LGA told

Ambitious waste plans and substantial increased investment will be required if local authorities are to hit targets, according to waste management company SITA.

At last weeks Local Government Association conference, SITA managing director Per-Anders Hjort told delegates that the key to successful waste management was drawing up ambitious but realistic local waste plans. And they needed to be politically sustainable and deliverable.

He said that despite significant public-and-private sector investment, the rate of development of new facilities was not keeping pace with ever-increasing volumes of waste.

SITA estimates there is 25 million tonnes of waste arising in the UK each year and this figure is growing.

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