New Clause 5 — Environmental impact assessment of incineration
Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords]
Mr Simon Thomas (Ceredigion, Plaid Cymru)
There is considerable sense in what the Minister advocates. However, I am struck by the fact that local authorities are deciding to have incineration today and that could tie them in to long-term disposal methods. That approach by local authorities will bind future generations, will not allow best technology to be used in future and could have an impact on re-use, recycling and minimisation strategies. Surely the Minister must share some of the concerns expressed.