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Central Government targets "stifle innovation and lock in particular technologies"

Central targets may hinder long term waste objectives according to a report funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Carried out by researchers from the Open University, the report found regulatory and economic pressures imposed by central government could lead to local waste partnerships prioritising short-term targets. It also found that large scale centralised facilities, such as those developed under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), may "stifle innovation" as they ...

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