‘Stalinist tendencies’ of waste industry criticised

The waste industry is a ‘‘free market overlaid with Stalinist tendencies’’, according to the author of a review of the sector for the Department of the Environment.

21st November, 2009

The waste industry is a ‘‘free market overlaid with Stalinist tendencies’’, according to the author of a review of the sector for the Department of the Environment.

Dr Dominic Hogg said that while competition was encouraged in some sectors of waste collection, it was governed by myriad rules, regulations and targets that were not policed.

Hogg was critical of national and local policies in the sector, and said there were no...

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