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Government considering levy on incinerators to replenish environment fund

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

24th June, 2018

The Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten is examining the introduction of a new incinerator levy to fill a hole in the state’s fund for environmental clean-ups.

The environment fund is running out of money because the two levies that used to sustain it - the plastic bag tax and the levy on waste dumped in landfills - are in steep decline.

The fund’s income has dropped from €65 million in 2012 to...

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