The Daily Telegraph reports that the UK must invest £8bn to deal with waste or risk EU fines, something that the blogosphere in the shape of Richard North and (praise be) the Guardian were reporting in 2006.
Raedwald earlier this year updated a post he wrote in 2008 which shows that we extract more from the ground than we could infill - were we not constrained by orders from Brussels.
Back to the Telegraph article:
"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."
This projected cost, one purely to satisfy some 'enviro' mentalists, is something we cannot afford so would someone attempt to instill a tad of logic into the pea-sized brains of Reed and other MPs before I shoot them?