Italy to send household waste to Netherlands

December 22nd, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS  

The Hague, Dec 22 (IANS) Household waste from the Italian city of Naples will now be shipped to the Netherlands, where it will be burned down in two waste plants.

The Dutch ministry of infrastructure and environment gave permission Wednesday to transport the household waste, Xinhua reported.

Italian company Asia Sapna has been given the possibility to transport around 200,000 tonnes of municipal waste to the Netherlands.

The incineration plants’ capacity totals about seven million tonnes, of which some 6.25 million tonnes is used for incineration of combustible Dutch waste.

The remaining capacity is used for incineration of waste from abroad, mainly from Germany and Britain.

Naples has been suffering from a waste management crisis since 2007.

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