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Review of the Role of Incineration in the Waste Hierarchy

Monday, February 21, 2022

The Scottish Government has committed to reviewing the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy in Scotland, to ensure that how residual waste is managed in Scotland aligns with Scotland’s carbon reduction ambitions.

The call for evidence closes on 21 February 2022

This Call is therefore seeking evidence on five broad topics:

  1. Given Scotland’s ambitions and current progress towards these, what capacity is required to manage residual waste in Scotland?
  2. What are the options for managing residual waste?
  3. What are the economic, environmental and social trade-offs of those residual waste management options?
  4. How do we decide where capacity should be located, and in what form?
  5. What can be done to improve existing residual waste treatment facilities in terms of carbon performance and societal impact?

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