How Scotland could add to England’s landfill problems

The Scottish government’s plan to ban biodegradable municipal waste from landfills has been praised by some green groups, but with few disposal options will it simply end up south of the border? Conor McGlone investigates

Landfill

Scotland’s landfill ban on biodegradable municipal waste may just shift the problem

The true implications of Scotland’s plan to ban biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) from landfill in 2021 emerged this week when an industry trade body revealed the Scottish government was making contingency plans to deal with around 950,000 tonnes of waste “with nowhere to go”.

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