RDF sector warns that Dutch tax will increase carbon emissions

Proposals from the Dutch government to tax the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF) will lead to an increase in landfilling and the associated greenhouse gas emissions, a trade group has warned.

The Dutch government made controversial proposals in April to introduce a new tax on waste imports, claiming 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 RDF Industry Group today released a briefing note calling on the Dutch government to re-consider these proposals at an upcoming meeting on climate and energy on 4 September.

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