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25 Mar 2010 02:03:22

NLWA offered funding to reduce landfill waste



NLWA offered funding to reduce landfill waste
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) has been offered funding of £258 million to help it reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill.

Some 400,000 tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste will be diverted from landfill each year by 2020 as a result of the project.

The money, which will be delivered through Private Finance Initiative credits, will also allow the NLWA to cut carbon emissions by around 100,000 tonnes a year.

This is the equivalent of taking 31,400 cars off the road, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed.

Waste will instead be recycled or composted, with the NLWA setting a target to dispose of at least 50 percent of its rubbish in this way by 2020.

"Reducing our reliance on landfill is an essential part of the drive to tackle climate change," said environment minister Dan Norris.

"This funding demonstrates how local authorities and industry can work together to make better use of the waste that is produced, create jobs and reduce our impact on the environment."

In his 2010 Budget announcement, the chancellor said that planned increases in landfill tax would continue for another year from 2014.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2010/100325a.htm


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