South using North as a dumping ground?

Interesting snippet from Hansard sent to us by reader Leslie:

Between March last year and February, 14,619 tonnes of waste from the Republic of Ireland were legally moved to Northern Ireland, with a “significant proportion” eventually ending up in Great Britain. However, estimates suggest that between October 2002 and the end of 2004, 250,000 tonnes of household waste from the Republic was illegally dumped in Northern Ireland.

Leslie also asks. Is this an unintended outcome of the pastic bag tax?

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