The threat of paying millions in penalties each year means Britain urgently needs a new infrastructure to deal with its waste, according to a new report to be launched in Parliament on Tuesday.
To deal with our waste efficiently an investment of £8bn will be needed by 2020, rising to £15bn by 2030, the Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group said.
OK, the EU will fine us lots if we don\’t invest tonnes of money in reducing our use of landfill.
However, there\’s a real problem with doing this as there\’s no profit to be made by doing all of this. Why invest so as to lose money?
Jamie Reed MP, Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said: \”Rubbish is a resource we can\’t afford to squander by burying in the ground.
\”More infrastructure is needed to deal with our waste, not only so we can use this valuable source of energy and materials, but also, so that we avoid paying millions of pounds in landfill tax and EU fines.\”
No you cretinous idiot. The very facts you have before you show that rubbish is not a valuable resource.
If there have to be taxes and fines to make people reuse materials then obviously the value of reuse is less than chucking them in a hole in hte ground and using new stuff. That\’s the reason you\’ve got the taxes and the fines after all.
If it were a valuable resource then you wouldn\’t need the taxes and fines and everyone would be happily recycling and making a profit as they did so.