Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man public consulted on waste management

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Image caption Isle of Man generates about 200,000 tonnes of rubbish every year

Members of the public are to be consulted on the future of waste management in the Isle of Man.

The Department of Infrastructure wants input to help formulate to a new strategy to deal with the growing amount of being rubbish produced.

Currently the Isle of Man generates about 200,000 tonnes of rubbish every year.

MHK Graham Cregeen said each person on the island was producing nearly 2.5 tonnes of waste every year.

He added: "Over the past 10 years the island has moved away from landfilling its waste and now almost half is recycled.

"Of the remainder just over a quarter is sent to the energy-from-waste plant where electricity is recovered, with the rest being landfilled.

"We don't have all the answers and there may be people out there who can look at this issue in a different way."

The public consultation can be completed on the Department of Infrastructure website or by telephoning 686494.

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