Andusia News

Posted on: 19th Nov 2019

Dutch Tax Passes Parliament

Plans for a €31-per-tonne tax on the import of waste into the Netherlands have been accepted and passed in the first stage of Dutch Parliament.

However, the Dutch Waste Management Association is hoping to lobby parliament to amend the legislation before a final vote next month in the Senate.

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Posted on: 28th Oct 2019

Further Brexit Delays

EU leaders have now agreed to extend the Brexit decision until 31st January 2020. Meaning the UK will not leave as planned on Thursday 31st October 2019.

The ‘flextension’ is named as such because the UK could leave before the January deadline if a deal is approved in Parliament.

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Posted on: 24th Oct 2019

Andusia Supports Anthesis Smart Waste Tracking Solution

Andusia is proud to be supporting global sustainability consultancy, Anthesis, in its development of Vastum, as part of a GOV TECH project to develop the UK’s first comprehensive smart waste tracking solution.

Andusia will be working closely with Anthesis during development, using their knowledge of the industry to help shape the new system, through intensive testing.

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Posted on: 3rd Oct 2019

Andusia Discuss the Impending Dutch Tax

In July, the Dutch Government proposed a €32-per-tonne tax on the import of waste into the country as part of a package of measures to address climate change. Domestic waste sent to energy from waste (EfW) plants and landfills have been taxed in the Netherlands since 2015.

Currently, the Netherlands is the largest off-taker of UK waste in mainland Europe and took in a total of 1.3 million tonnes of material from the UK in 2018 alone. The Dutch Government estimates that as much as 25% of the waste processed in the country’s EfW plants comes from outside the country.

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Posted on: 29th Aug 2019

The Clinical Waste Market

This month, Tradebe announced their Rochester facility had expanded capacity by 50%, increasing the UK’s clinical waste capacity.  This is good news for those in the industry, particularly after the recent collapse of Healthcare Environmental Services (HES).  However, this does not deal with the real issue which is a lack of clinical waste incineration capacity and it is Andusia’s opinion that there is still a lot more to be done to bridge the capacity gap and ensure disposal of such waste is carried out in the safest manner.

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Posted on: 9th Jul 2019

Andusia on Dutch Tax Proposals

Last week, the Dutch Government proposed a new tax with the aim of reducing carbon emissions: an RDF import tax of €30 per tonne, expected to be introduced in January 2020. The Netherlands is the largest off-taker of UK waste in mainland Europe and took in a total of 1.3 million tonnes of material from the UK in 2018 alone. The Dutch Government estimates that as much as 25% of the waste processed in the country’s EfW plants comes from outside the country.

After the announcement, Andusia Director, Steve Burton commented that incineration groups in both the Netherlands and across Europe were “lobbying hard” for this not to happen.

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