Blow for incineration as recycling triumphs in EC cost-benefit study

A wide-ranging cost-benefit study of household waste management options conducted for the European Commission has come up with conclusions which will rattle many ingrained ideas. High rates of recycling would, it says, bring sizeable environmental benefits in all EC countries. And it also ranks landfill above both incineration and composting as the best option for managing the residual household waste stream.

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