Dutch waste import tax will increase CO2 emissions, industry warns

Proposals from the Dutch government to tax the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF) will lead to an increase in landfilling and associated greenhouse gas emissions, a trade group has warned

Proposals from the Dutch government to tax the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF) will lead to an increase in landfilling and the associated greenhouse gas emissions, a trade group has warned.

The Dutch government made controversial proposals in April to introduce a new tax on waste imports, claiming that about 25% of the waste processed in the Netherlands comes from abroad, which “leads to CO2 emissions and other pollution” in the country. 

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