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The Development of Waste Management Infrastructure in England

This report analyses the Waste Strategy for England 2007, other UK energy policies relevant for waste, the English waste management institutional arrangement, and the ongoing local authorities’ waste planning with regard to the construction of infrastructure for the treatment of residual waste and energy recovery.

It concludes that the current planning landscape is still characterised by a serious lack in the infrastructure needed to treat residual waste and efficiently recover energy from waste.  A strong impediment to the evolution of a well integrated waste management system exists because the policy framework is split in two between recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion (mainly managed by the public sector), and the infrastructure for residual waste treatment and energy recovery from waste mainly by the private sector.

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