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A new study by Equanimator and Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that the energy efficiencies of EU waste incinerators are 'appallingly low'. Titled ‘Debunking Efficient Recovery: the Performance of EU Incineration Facilities’, it found that typical efficiencies are around the mid-20s per cent in the best cases. This was especially true for the generation of electricity.
The reuse of textiles leads to 70 per cent less environmental impact than the production of new clothing
Defra has announced implementation of DRS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is set for 1 October 2025, with legislation to follow later this year
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