Cement plants want more municipal waste
Slovak cement plants are calling on the government to adopt legislation discouraging putting municipal waste in landfills and directing more of the waste their way. The plants aim to burn it instead of fossil fuels, reducing their carbon footprint. Local waste companies can provide them with just 100-120,000 tons of waste annually, a third of their needs. Landfill fees are so low that most of the waste ends up there. Austria, for instance, has fees 10-times higher than Slovakia.