October 20, 2022

Report questions utility of promoting waste-to-energy amid energy crisis

ENDS Europe – 20 October 2022 – The report is a response to a statement from the waste management sector lobby group FEAD, which said in late July it was ready to help tackle the EU energy crisis by ramping up waste-to-energy operations, as well as facilitating recycling as an alternative to the energy-intensive processing of raw materials. FEAD has also called for investments in “energy recovery from selectively collected, residual, non-hazardous waste” to be recognised as a sustainable activity – a move that would likely trigger an angry response from environmental groups who are already suing the European Commission over the inclusion of nuclear power and gas.

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