Tuesday 07 April 2009
Amsterdam city council is refusing to cooperate with government plans to collect plastic waste separately, the Parool reported on Monday afternoon.
Environment minister Jacqueline Cramer wants to introduce separate plastics collection from January 1, 2010. But Amsterdam says it plans to continue incinerating plastic waste because that is better for the environment.
The city council will present a report on the environmental effect of separating plastic waste later this year, the paper says.
In addition, the city council says that experiments in smaller local authority areas show few people are actually prepared to separate their waste.