The everyday things that are more polluting than EfW
The pollution from open fires, bonfires, fireworks and cars can be worse than the emissions from a modern EfW plant. Among some sectors of the public, there is a perception that Energy from Waste (EfW) plants are dirty and polluting. In actual fact, modern EfW plants involve a rigorous clean-up stage, which removes nitrogen oxides, …read more
Recycling and Energy from Waste
In this piece we look at the claim that as EfW capacity grows, recycling rates drop. Delving into the argument, we take in the UK’s recycling targets post Brexit, the experience of Europe’s waste management champions and the basic economic principles of supply and demand. At the start of 2017 there were 41 operational EfW …read more
Part 2: What is the circular economy and should EfW be a part of it?
This is the second of two blogs in which we discuss how Energy from Waste (EfW) technology can help to address Britain’s waste disposal challenges. In our previous blog on this topic, we looked at how EfW fits into the circular economy. In today’s post, we explore the energy potential of waste, including a quick …read more
Part 1: What is the circular economy and should EfW be a part of it?
In the first of a two-part series, we look at how Energy from Waste (EfW) technology fits into the circular economy and whether it can help to address our waste disposal challenges. Solar 21’s decision to develop an Energy from Waste (EfW) plant near Hull in the UK has made us hyper aware of the politics …read more