Incinerators: Recycling

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 3 August 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 6 October 2020 (HL 8373), (1) whether the "further monitoring" provided an accurate picture of incinerator capacity planned between now and 2025, (2) how that compares with levels of residual waste, and (3)  what impact it will have on national recycling rates.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are currently assessing planned incinerator capacity against expected future residual waste arisings so we can understand what future incineration capacity may be required following implementation of key commitments in the Resources and Waste Strategy. A further assessment of residual waste treatment capacity needs, updating the details included in the Resources and Waste Strategy, will be published in coming months.

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