Resurgence & Ecologist readers are usually well informed on environmental issues, but may not know some facts about the levels of waste incineration in Britain.

There is now more waste incineration capacity, built and under construction, than there is genuinely residual combustible waste to burn. Such surplus incineration capacity can be a barrier to achieving a recycling society, which could help us achieve significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

We should be shifting our waste policies away from incineration and towards reduction, ...


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