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The tax on the incineration of waste increases the recovery

Both the waste and energy sectors are a part of the circular economy and working to reduce waste and increase recycling. There is almost a consensus in society

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The tax on the incineration of waste increases the recovery

Both the waste and energy sectors are a part of the circular economy and working to reduce waste and increase recycling. There is almost a consensus in society that the waste and resource problems that we face must be addressed from the beginning, i.e. already when the goods are designed and placed on the market. The products must be designed so that their service life is extended and the material is retained in the circular economy for as long as possible. That which can or to be recycled shall be disposed of through energy recovery and electricity and heat.

the Tax goes into practice not to pass on to the one that gives rise to the waste, but instead would impair the district heating competitiveness because it increases the costs.

This requires instruments that meet the right. It does not make a tax on waste for incineration. It was therefore the investigator to report ”Scorching treasures” came to the conclusion that a tax is a blunt and ineffective instruments. The investigator was also clear that the tax is in practice not possible to pass on to the one that gives rise to the waste, but instead would impair the district heating competitiveness because it increases the costs. This was the most in the expert group, with representatives from Finance, trade, Business Environment and energidepartementen and the environmental protection agency and the Swedish Tax agency, as well as virtually all parties consulted agree on.

The reduced waste and increased not recycling. Also, experience from other countries shows that when the tax on waste for incineration is introduced, so it is not possible to derive increased recycling to the treasure.

however, It appears that that government, with the support of the so-called januariöverenskommelsen, wants to introduce a tax on waste incineration in the autumn budget. If the tax is anyway introduced, despite all the arguments, on the other hand, you need the design to be reviewed. The tax should be introduced gradually over several years, starting no earlier than 2021, so that anläggningsägarna get the time for conversion; unlike the kraftvärmeskatter that the government introduce in the vårbudgeten with just a few months ' notice.

We believe that it would be more efficient with tighter product and chemical legislation so that unnecessary disposable products and hazardous substances disappear from the market.

We believe that it would be more efficient with tighter product and chemical legislation so that unnecessary disposable products and hazardous substances disappear from the market. Requirements should also be put on to products really can be reused, and then recycled. Today, there are lots of goods that do not go to recycle, even if you manage to collect them when they are end-of-life. The requirements need to be strengthened so that, in principle, everything that can be recycled will also be collected for recycling.

the Municipalities have already, without formal requirements, come a long way. We welcome the government's decision that from 2021 to make the sorting of food waste in households mandatory, but it needs to be expanded to include food waste from the operations. Therefore no new tax to control the flow.

For packaging and newspapers, comes to a producer responsibility schemes and the municipalities neither can nor should control this economically. The requirements are tightened now and more must be collected for recycling. Why have a tax has no effect there either. The list can be long.

the New rules for the sorting of construction and demolition waste will contribute to increased recovery and lead to less waste incineration. All waste, however, is not possible or appropriate to recover, so the needs of the incineration with energy recovery will be needed and will be for the foreseeable future.

This will free up capacity in the Swedish energiåtervinningsanläggningar for example, to treat waste from other countries. It is not only rational, but the closest to an obligation to make use of this capacity. It will lead to real climate benefits, not only in Sweden.

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