The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) has confirmed that it is “seeking an exit” from its recycling and waste management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contract with Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited.
In a statement on the website of Viridor’s parent company, the Pennon Group, it said that (as has already been widely reported) GMWDA “continues to face financial challenges due to prolonged austerity”.
It went on to confirm that following a recent meeting, GMWDA had confirmed that it was “seeking an exit from the Recycling & Waste Management Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Contract. This Contract relates to Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) Limited” [continues]
What does this mean? Less recycling? More recycling? Looking for a cheaper alternative?
Good questions, and I don’t know the answers! One to take up with the new Mayor, perhaps…
Yes Mayor Andy should consider using his powers (and if necessary seek additional ones) to head along lines of San Francisco’s zero waste (zero landfill) policies. Needs big investment but we could do it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg3OA1s8-SI (and supply local growers with compost by the way)