Vaux warned that by 2035, countries will inadvertently intensify the EU’s target of landfills with more than 10 per cent of municipal waste. “There’s a lot of pressure to reduce landfill,” he said. It’s worrying, “because we don’t want to fire from landfilling.”
The EU comes as it is Push By setting goals for composting and recycling, plastic bottles will have 30 percent recyclable content by 2030, and by this July – to reduce waste, especially plastic waste, by banning single-use items such as cutters, cups and straighteners. The EU has adopted a new “notification economy” Plan The long-term goal is to make the design of improved products easier to reuse and reuse.
Continued combustion, critics argue, could threaten these goals. Once they are made, they say, the incinerators can recycle, because municipal governments are often locked in by contracts that make it more affordable for their re-drivers to burn their garbage than to pick them up.
Denmark is a country with a long burning legacy. Europe, the world’s largest waste producer, has produced as many incinerators as it did in 2018 One million tons of trash is being imported. The plants generate 5 percent of the country’s electricity and about a quarter of the heat in local networks known as district heating systems, said Mads Jacobsen, chairman of the Danish Waste Association, which represents municipal authorities and waste agencies.
Achieving the ambitious carbon-cutting goal, Danish lawyers agreed last year to reduce combustion capacity by 30 percent in a decade, where recycling was dramatically expanded. “The time has come to stop importing plastic waste from abroad to ignite empty fires and burn in climate damage,” he said. Dr. Dan Jargensen, the country’s climate minister.
However, focusing only on Denmark’s own carbon footprint, Jacobsen said the country’s politicians had failed to consider what would happen to the garbage dumped in Denmark. And because of the debt repayment of many trees, he said, “I am also worried about the costs involved. Who will pay for these costs? Will it be a citizen of my municipality?”
Belgium’s two regions are also looking to reduce combustion capacity. But several other parts of Europe are pursuing the case. In fact, some countries are planning new plants. Landfills in Graz, Bulgaria and Romania will waste most of their waste and will probably require more combustion power, Razzaiti said. He added that Italy and Spain are among others that could create new plants.
In Central and Eastern Europe, “there is a very strong pressure and lucrative market for new firefighters,” said Pauye Guesseski of the Society for Earth, an advocacy group in Poland. Poland now has about nine incinerators, as well as the same number of cement plants that use processed waste as fuel, he said. He said about 700 new projects are seeking approval, including a proposal to convert old coal plants to waste incineration instead. Poor application in Poland means that emissions of toxins such as dioxins and furan often reach dangerous levels, Gaujiski says, but Harden EU rules can help,
Britain, too, with dozens of new projects under consideration, seems keen to move forward with the expansion of combustion. Collectively, they will Double Current combustion capacity.
Although there are indications that some of the drawing boards may not be implemented. Wales Dr. Last month it would impose a moratorium on fuel plants from large new waste and consider a combustion tax. In February, Kawasi Quarteng, Britain’s secretary for business, energy and industrial strategy, rejected an application for a new fuel supplier in Kent, east of London, even though he had allowed the expansion of an existing plant. In his decision, he said the project could hamper local recycling, arguing that incinerators encouraged opponents.