Incinerator. Why would the MinSush insist on an incinerator?
There must be a *WIIFM there.
That type of stubbornness reminds me of the All-Inclusive Law.
Why did we need it? Just as a muscle-flexing exercise?
Luckily it was never enacted, and our last and best line of defense is the Governor.
He can always throw nonsense away.
Even if he doesn’t like to flex his muscles, he has the final say.
And hopefully, the men in charge of our financial supervision will say rubbish, and trash the idea.
Europe is phasing incinerators OUT, and we are introducing one?
Three reasons why we don’t want it: It smokes like a chimney. It is a chimney. It will have highly negative effects on our air quality and our health.
The cost of $300 million, will have to be covered by us, indirectly perhaps, but at the end of the day by us. They will have to raise the tipping fee to recover the investment or sell the power they generate at a high cost. Why go from 9 cents to 60 cents a kilowatt?
The ashes, what shall we do with the ashes?
On the other hand, we already have a system in place. And ECOGAS just reached an agreement with Argos Cement, in Colombia, to export the environ-bales for the making of cement.
100% of our trash will be recycled in the existing system.
Cardboard, metal, aluminum, first, and now what’s left will become alternative fuel in the cement making industry.
Sticking to the existing system will result in a SMALLER carbon footprint
But the MinSush would like to pass some laws in Parliament. One to force ALL municipal waste to go to his incinerator, and TWO to force all residents and businesses to pay the Serlimar fee, even if they already use a private company to collect their household and commercial waste.
Law ONE means the closing of ECOGAS waste processing company. Law TWO means that all clients will have to pay double or cancel their private collection, resulting in the closing of ECOGAS.
Aruba’s existing trash solution delivers zero waste, total recycling, and the exportation of the leftover RDF as alternate fuel for the cement industry in Colombia.
WHY undermine that plan in favor of a $300 million incinerator?
Hence pension plan idea.
*WIIFM = What’s in it for me