Scottish incineration rates rise sharply

The total quantity of waste incinerated in Scotland in 2017 increased by 12% last year, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

The total quantity of waste incinerated in Scotland in 2017 increased by 12% last year, according to the latest figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Published today, the figures reveal that 766,574 tonnes of waste was incinerated in 2017. This is an increase of 83,347 tonnes (12.2%) from 2016, and an increase of 356,515 tonnes (86.9%) from 2011.

The household waste recycling rate in Scotland also increased in 2017 - marginally - by 0.6 percentage points, to 45.6%

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