Viridor Waste Management and Viridor Environment Credits

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1012
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

'Entrust' has confirmed that under the Landfill Communities Fund regulations landfill operators such as 'Viridor Waste Management' can directly fund Environment Bodies (EBs) without the need of a separate legal entity such as 'Viridor Environment Credits' which as I had previously highlighted in my question 2016/0058 had distributed most funds to organisations that were not local or affected by the proposed Viridor incinerator in Sutton. Do you agree with me that the current regulations are open to abuse and can be potentially used to further the interest of the landfill operator, rather than the local communities directly affected?

Answer

Answer for Viridor Waste Management and Viridor Environment Credits

Answer for Viridor Waste Management and Viridor Environment Credits

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I stated in my response to question MQ2015/058 it is up to Viridor and Government to decide how Landfill Communities Funds are spent. If you believe Viridor has acted outside of the approval they have from Government I suggest you take it up directly with Government.