Shift­ing rub­bish to China a waste

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - OPINIONS & LETTERS -

THE me­dia has told us that mil­lions of tons of Bri­tish plas­tic etc, in­tended for re­cy­cling, has been trans­ported to China, at huge ex­pense, but with­out much in­for­ma­tion.

So I be­lieve that Bri­tish pub­lic money has been wasted, pay­ing ir­re­spon­si­ble con­trac­tors to get rid of an obli­ga­tion to the planet we live on, which our Gov­ern­ment scorns.

I see this as a typ­i­cal fea­ture of Con­ser­va­tive eco­nom­ics, of no eth­i­cal prin­ci­ple, ei­ther for the en­vi­ron­ment or pub­lic taxes, shab­bily con­cealed. But I do not re­ally know the facts, since they are hid­den from me, so I have to guess.

It strikes me that some Con­ser­va­tive vot­ers might guess in the op­po­site di­rec­tion, that there are some Chi­nese and In­done­sian busi­ness­men who are so mon­u­men­tally stupid that they would pay vast sums of money for ma­te­rial of no value to be trans­ported across the world, as if they did not have enough of their own, and then they would dump some of it in land­fill.

Surely they could take rub­bish from some­where closer, like In­dia?

But I think it un­likely any busi­ness­men on earth would act like that.

My com­plaint is against my Gov­ern­ment and the Me­dia, that we should be told clear facts which were con­cealed. Neville Wester­man Meadow Rise, Brynna

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