Channel 4s Dispatches Reveals why hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling are going up in smoke
In their UK documentary Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish. Is our incineration service in Ireland similar?
The incinerator company here Covanta looked for an increase in Tonnage 2 years ago. We have been as yet unable to get an answer if talks went ahead and if more tonnage was agreed. Story here https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/dublin-incinerator-operator-requests-talks-to-burn-more-waste-1.3564336
The UK programme-makers were given access to a report by the consultancy Eunomia, commissioned by the environmental law charity ClientEarth. This analysis shows that producing electricity from waste is more carbon-intensive than producing it from gas and second only to coal. The report concludes that by 2035, incineration will be a more carbon-intensive process than even landfill.
Story here. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/07/revealed-why-hundreds-of-thousands-of-tonnes-of-recycling-are-going-up-in-smoke