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.