Government tackles foreign rubbish issue

in News · 04-02-2020 09:32:00 · 5 Comments

Portugal is to act against rubbish from other countries being dumped in Portuguese landfills.

Some 330,000 tons of garbage, which includes waste containing hazardous substances and needs prior approval, arrived in Portugal from abroad in 2018, a 53 percent increase from the year before.

Portugal has become an attractive destination for rubbish because of its low waste management fee for landfills, set at 11 euros per ton this year, compared to a European average of 80 euros.


Comments:

I used to live in Portugal. A clean and friendly nation. I think each country should take care of their own garbage. Its insulting to any nation to get the garbage of others.
Keep your own rubbish !

By Gerda Chapuis from Other on 06-02-2020 11:33

Even though Portugal is a small nation with a relatively small population, I am certain that the Portuguese people generate enough trash all of their own accord. There should be no need to take in the trash of other countries.
Is the EU bully foisting their will upon the Portuguese again?
It is time for a Portxit.

By Marc J. Moniz from USA on 05-02-2020 11:45

Why to comment if critical ones are not published?

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 05-02-2020 10:57

Again these things align to setting up a programme that has not been thought through to the end game. Waste is going round in a circle, through a freedom of information application our local glass waste was found to be, being shipped to a depot some 100 miles away to be returned to almost where it started from to the firm that actually used it in their production process. How environmentally friendly is that?
The mother of invention is necessity, and that is the missing ingredient.

By Harry Johnston OBE from Madeira on 05-02-2020 07:57

So much for the pretense of protecting people’s health and the environment! The current politically correct government is a disgrace by allowing Portugal to became the biggest dump for Europe's waste! 2.5 million T of garbage plus 330,000 T of the euphemistically called "amber list" waste which includes hazardous waste and that just for the last year! Saddly ironic, it appears that this unacceptable situation has been designed to balance the huge Portugal’s public debt exchanging patrimony and resources for trash! But at 9.5 €/T the total poisonning of the country will not be enough!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 04-02-2020 08:15
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