Incineration vs landfill: Why the debate over carbon intensity is far from over
Figures just released by SEPA, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, showed household waste entering landfill at a record low of 756,722t in 2018, while incinerated waste shot up 72% to 1.23m tonnes. This is “likely the start of an increasing trend”, SEPA noted, as waste is diverted from landfill ahead of a 2025 landfill ban. The UK is mulling over a similar approach, which makes sense. Or does it?