Waste Disposal:Written question - 124194

Q
Asked by Dr David Drew
(Stroud)
Asked on: 22 January 2018
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Waste Disposal
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the statement in his Department's report entitled Energy recovery for residual waste, published in February 2014, on landfill acting as a partial carbon sink for biogenic carbon, what assessment his Department has made of the CO2e impact, including biogenic CO2e, of waste sent to landfill as compared to waste sent for incineration.
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Answered by: Dr Thérèse Coffey
Answered on: 29 January 2018

A comparison of the CO₂ impact of waste going to energy from waste and landfill is included in the analysis of the 2014 report “Energy recovery for residual waste: A carbon based approach.” No formal analysis has been undertaken since this report was published.

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