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.