Eliminating landfill could mean thousands of Irish jobs, says Commissioner

Ireland could generate “several thousand jobs” and €600 million in “extra turnover” through the elimination of landfilling by 2020, EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik.

19th November, 2012

Ireland could generate “several thousand jobs” and €600 million in “extra turnover” if it follows a new roadmap for the virtual elimination of landfilling by 2020, said EU Environment Commissioner, Janez Potocnik.

The commissioner was speaking in Dublin where he outlined an upcoming review of EU targets in waste legislation and the challenges for Ireland in municipal waste disposal where landfill still plays a major role and the potential benefits in meeting...

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