Country left without waste plan
The defined targets of the plan, which determine how waste will be managed over the coming 10 years, have to no-one´s surprise come under fire from both ecologists and waste firms. They have criticised Brabec´s document for making it very probable that waste incineration plants will be constructed at the expense of recycling capacity.
“In terms of recycling, the Czech Republic has selected the lowest target provided for under the European directive. That means that by 2020 there must be recycling or non-energy use of only 35 percent of municipal waste. The previous plan counted with 50 percent,” cautioned Hnutí Duha [Rainbow Movement] waste expert Ivo Kropáček.
Fulfilling the new standing target should not be a problem. Last year, the country recycled or directed into non-energy use 30 percent of municipal waste.