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Waste Strategy consultation responses reveal support for financial penalties and incentives

Strong support for variable charging and higher landfill tax was found in response to the Governments Waste Strategy consultation carried out earlier this year. Responses to the three-month consultation, which had over 4,000 submissions, were published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) last week. Variable charging received strong support from local authorities but a mixed response from the waste management industry. Some ...