Referendum launched against Geneva waste law - it's too lax


Normally when campaigners launch a referendum after a law has been passed, it’s to stop it.

But a group of environmental campaigners say the new law on waste in Geneva doesn’t actually go far enough – and so want it changed. 

Earlier this month Geneva passed a new law which makes sorting of waste compulsory. It affects everyone - individuals, companies and the communes.

The campaigners are happy with what the law proposes – but they say there should be an additional control – making sure that heavy metals don’t end up in landfills. They want a last check before incineration  to make sure anything that can be recycled is. 

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