LATEST NEWS Wednesday 24 April 2019
24 April 2019

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’

Local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government has said. And, the Eunomia report commissioned by the Scottish Government also claimed that some waste operators “may not be sufficiently financially robust ...

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