The figure is up from 33.4% in 2007/08. If this growth rate continues, Wales would meet its 40% target by 2010. Wales landfilled 61% of waste in 2008/09 and burned 2%.
Data have been issued on Welsh councils’ performance under the landfill allowances scheme. This shows they landfilled 599,703 tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) in 2008/09 - far below the 2010 target of 710,000 tonnes.2 ?
In our November issue (ENDS Report 418, p 21 ), we said Inverness missed a BMW landfill target. We of course meant Inverclyde.