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Debate time is over, incentive schemes must be explored

Pay-as-you-throw schemes must be explored properly before the Government can give the go ahead, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has said. Its support for pilots came as a select committee report criticised the proposals made in the Climate Change Bill.
However, the organisation also expressed concerned that plans might be too little too late.

Chief executive Steve Lee said: The CIWM has been calling on the Government to look at the issue of charging and financial incentives for some years. What we have now is an awkward compromise and another four years before any further decisions can be taken.

However, we have been debating this issue for long enough; it is time to do the work that should have been done at the outset and find out whether financial incentives can work for councils and residents.

The strong public and media response to something that has not yet happened and may not ever happen proves how important it is.


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