WICKLOW NEEDS to revisit its waste management policy regarding recycling. It is becoming increasingly difficult for people who are committed to recycle waste products to do so. A skew wise application of the laws of economics apply to waste disposal where categories of waste are refused by waste recycling centres because it is uneconomic to accept.
In the long run is it not more uneconomic to have people burn or send their waste to landfill? The bigger picture is being ignored here. This applies to hard plastic in particular where there is now only one facility in Carlow.
Domestic products such as unwashed tetra paks and soft plastic are also being refused. This discriminates against people who do go to the trouble of washing their waste.
Given the profits made by the waste recycling industry one would expect a more community friendly policy to prevail.