Waste handling capacity fears

Sita says the UK needs to invest £25bn in waste infrastructure over the next 15 years to divert waste from landfill

Can recycling at Sita's Yate site. Credit: SitaNearly 18 million tonnes of residual waste will be sent to landfill next year, or exported as refuse-derived fuel (RDF), due to a lack of energy-from-waste (EfW) plants in the UK.

That is the claim made by waste management firm Sita in a fresh analysis of the UK’s ability to treat residual waste.1

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