The last of the rubbish imports

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LESS WASTE: 120,000 tonnes fewer will be processed.

MALLORCA Island Council has permanently put an end to importing refuse to be incinerated at the Son Reus plant.

This will keep some 120,000 tonnes of rubbish from Italy and Ireland from arriving on the island, and according to the Councillor for the Environment, Sandra Espeja, it will not require any payment of compensation or lead to a rise in fees. 

She said that the final decision is supported by legal and financial reports and is approved by the Balearic Regional Government. 

Meanwhile, the conservative Partido Popular (PP) councillor, Catalina Soller, argued that the only reason why fees for processing refuse on the island can remain the same next year is thanks to the money made from importing rubbish for incineration.

Soller was formerly the head of the environmental department and said that only 20,000 tonnes of rubbish will be prevented from arriving on the island, not 120,000 as the Consell reported. This is because 100,000 tonnes which were due to arrive from Rome had still not been given the go-ahead by the Italian Government. 

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