Implementing the landfill Directive: A turning point for UK waste management

tradable permits for landfilling biodegradable waste are among the options being considered by officials examining how to implement the forthcoming EC landfill Directive. The legislation is likely to open up significant commercial opportunities in waste recycling and recovery and hazardous waste treatment - alongside increases in costs for local authorities and industrial waste producers. It will also necessitate an overhaul of the waste management licensing regime and investment at hundreds of existing sites to meet new pollution control standards.

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