Incinerating waste

May 2022

Waste incineration review published

Burning waste to produce energy can be considered under the two aspects of waste treatment and energy generation.  From the starting point of proposals by Highland Council to build a 'Materials Treatment Facility' in Inverness and to consider the possibility of subsequently building an incinerator, we have drawn attention to some of the issues around waste incineration.

These include concerns about the effect of incineration on the achievement of Scotland's Net Zero carbon emissions targets, which led the Scottish Government to commission a review into 'the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy in Scotland', just published (10 May 2022); and opposition to incineration from the campaigning group United Kingdom Without INcineration (UKWIN), Friends of the Earth Scotland and the Highlands and Islands Green Party.

Our Energy from Waste - Incineration  page
(includes TBI's submission to the call for evidence)

'Stop, Sort, Burn, Bury' - the Report  by Dr Colin Church

Supporting documents

Responses to Call for Evidence



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