How new European standards could increase costs for the UK’s waste industry

Operators of waste treatment facilities in the UK could find their permit requirements change dramatically as a result of new European waste standards, according to experts. Conor McGlone reports

An anaerobic digestion plant.
Anaerobic digestion operators could face see changes in permit requirements, particularly regarding monitoring of emissions

New best available techniques (BAT) for the waste treatment sector, published by the European Commission last month, could mean significant cost implications for operators in the UK, experts say.

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