Mapped: England’s waste incineration capacity gap

The government should be “explicit” about the need for more waste incineration plants and to commit to keeping landfill tax at levels which make energy-from-waste (EfW) competitive, according to the industry.

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) made the comments just weeks after the latest figures from DEFRA revealed that the amount of waste incinerated in England has more than doubled in the last five years.

However, executive director at ESA Jacob Hayler told ENDS that according to DEFRA’s own forecast there will be 20 million tonnes (Mt) of residual waste in England in 2035, once the UK meets its waste prevention and recycling and reuse ambitions. 

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