New Waste Policy Confirms The Need For Poolbeg Waste Energy To Plant
|"The new waste policy, announced today by Mr Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government confirms the need for the development of the waste to energy plant at Poolbeg," according to Seamus Lyons, Assistant City Manager, Dublin City Council.
He said: "The Poolbeg plant will be needed as long as waste available in the market continues to be landfilled and the latest published figures show 1.19 million tonnes of municipal (household and office waste) generated in the Dublin region in 2010. The announcement by the Minister of the reduction in waste management regional bodies to just three means that even more waste, post recycling, will be available in the Dublin region, to go to Poolbeg, rather than to landfill. There are no alternatives to Poolbeg available; private waste infrastructure is diminishing."
The Poolbeg waste to energy project is being developed to treat Dublinís waste, after 59% recycling targets are met. The Poolbeg plant is an integral part of the Dublin Region Waste Plan and is in accordance with Government policy in response to the EU Landfill Directive and Waste Framework Directive; drivers for the regulation of waste management.
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The Dublin Local Authorities are working with their private sector partners towards recommencing construction of the Poolbeg plant and they expect to recoup all costs expended by the Authorities on the Project.
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