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City Hall, London
City Hall, London

Amount of waste burnt in London ‘doubles in a decade’

“Urgent change” is needed to stop recyclable and biodegradable material being incinerated in the capital, the London Assembly environment committee has warned.

According to a report published by the committee on 15 February, two million tonnes of waste was sent to energy from waste (EfW) facilities last year – more than double the amount in the last decade.

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