Poor planning hits landfill target

Responding to a Scottish Government announcement that their plans to introduce a landfill ban will be postponed by a further four years, until 2025, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

“The Scottish Government’s failure to plan means they will breach the ban on waste going to landfill by 2021.

“All along they haven’t had a coherent, coordinated policy and only when Liberal Democrats raised the issue did they start to admit they had problems.  When challenged by me at First Minister’s Questions, Nicola Sturgeon denied there was a problem, no we know there is a big one.

“The Government must set out in detail how it will meet the new 2025 target, without resorting to filling lorries with waste and sending them south of the border.”

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