Ireland's Waste Policy Is Living Up to Its Name; TAX BOOSTS POLLUTION
Byline: TOM PRENDEVILLE Friends Of The Earth campaigner
ANTI-bin charge protests are growing and more than 50,000 households in Dublin are now without a collection service.
Fifteen protestors have already been jailed, many more are due before the High Court and there is a Garda investigation under way surrounding injuries sustained by one protestor.
On the streets the uncollected refuse continues to build up, fuelling health and public safety fears.
But while all our energies are focused on the bin charge, we ignore the fact that all that waste has to go somewhere.
Most household waste is currently dumped in landfill sites, a method that is costing an average of EUR200 per tonne in the Dublin region.
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Publication information: Article title: Ireland's Waste Policy Is Living Up to Its Name; TAX BOOSTS POLLUTION. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Sunday Mirror (London, England). Publication date: October 19, 2003. Page number: 14. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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