Fly-Tipping in Rural Areas

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:57 pm on 21st November 2017.

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Photo of Anne Marie Morris Anne Marie Morris Conservative, Newton Abbot 9:57 pm, 21st November 2017

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. There is a real challenge to incentivise people in this regard, and we need to use carrots rather than sticks to ensure that they dispose of their waste carefully and responsibly.

Clearly, we should recognise the environmental damage that waste causes. It is absolutely right that we as a country have taken on board the European waste framework directive, which led to our Environmental Protection Act 1990. The legislation rightly dictated that we should reduce landfill and increase recycling, but there is a cost to that. The challenge is to determine who should bear that cost.