Infographic: The rise and rise of waste exports

The amount of waste exported for fuel continues to record highs, rising above 300,000 tonnes in February. This month's infographic takes a look at where it's coming from and where it's going to

Waste exported for fuel reached record levels in February, rising above 300,000 tonnes in a single month (download infographic right).

Environment Agency (EA) records show 311,464t of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) left England alone that month. A small but growing amount is also being exported from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The figure is 20% greater than the amount exported over the whole of 2011, when the export industry was still in its infancy.

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