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WHERE WILL THE MONEY COME FROM?' - SHEPHARD ON WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Commenting on the government's latest proposals to tax households on how much rubbish they produce, shadow environm...
Commenting on the government's latest proposals to tax households on how much rubbish they produce, shadow environment secretary Gillian Shepherd said:

'It makes good scene to regulate waste management, but before the government threatens households they should come clean on what infrastructure they will put in place to help people recycle and how that infrastructure will be paid for.

'The correct infrastructure has to be in place in order to encourage people to recycle. The question is this, if you are going to put in place this infrastructure, roadside waste collection, a means of sorting rubbish, sifting it, costly collection arrangements in rural areas, special arrangements for the elderly, disabled, large households, remote households, it will cost money.

'Where will the money come from? There are only two sources. One is the council taxpayer, the other is industry. This government has an instinct to tax and regulate. Labour must come clean about any additional costs'.
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