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EU-wide landfill ban suggested by top official


Selective bans already in place or pending in many member states including Scotland (not quite a member state!). Landfills starting to close in any case due to falling gate receipts. Push on with selective material bans (biogenic materials, thermally recoverable materials, metals etc) and of course intro or maintain landfill taxes. I think the main problem is our recycling ambitions need a new suite of support tools such as deposit refund, more local enforcement of behaviour and improved re-use and remanufacturing schemes. Some member states need to make progress on national policy/strategy frameworks. There is no one solution to fix this. And of course you have to deal with the reality of commodity price risk which we are seeing right now which impedes recycling. Taxes on virgin materials one possible solution.

Posted date

27 March, 2015

Posted time

5:06 pm