Has the UK really been held back by the EU on waste and resources?

As some one who worked on a waste incinerator. The UK was keen to promote incineration, as a means to divert waste from landfill. In doing so, it weakened EU directives on emissions control, whilst the Environment Agency, turned a blind eye to environmental infringements by those operating waste incinerators.
Basically, in this country, things are built as cheaply as possible, at times avoiding Best Available Technology, using the minimum of poorly trained staff, whilst blaming the EU for the poor outcomes.

Inside track

colourful recycling binsLast week’s anniversary of the triggering of Article 50 was marked, as you’d expect, by many column inches and much airtime, including a BBC Radio 4 programme that caught our attention here at Green Alliance.

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