Czech plan for more incinerators draws criticism

The Czech government proposed on Monday to change national waste legislation to allow for the construction of new waste-to-energy incinerators. The amendments were strongly criticised by environmentalists.

The government had been reluctant to change the law because it feared the country would be unable to deal with a surge in waste exports from other EU countries as a result. But European waste legislation now allows member states to limit waste shipment for energy recovery.

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