Dutch tax on waste imports will lead to rise in UK landfill, warns industry

A proposed Dutch tax on waste imports, part of measures intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, could lead to an increase in the amount of waste sent to landfill in the UK, town halls and waste management firms have warned.

The statement explains that about 25% of the waste processed in the Netherlands comes from abroad, which "leads to CO2 emissions and other pollution" in the country. 

However, the UK’s National Association of Waste Disposal Officers (NAWDO) questioned whether the measure would reduce CO2. Itsaid the move would likely mean in the short-to-medium term an increase in waste going to landfill as RDF exports become more expensive.

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