This briefing paper summarises the key findings of the Eunomia report NTN commissioned – Greenhouse gas and air quality impacts of incineration and landfill (2022).
The Eunomia report investigated the potential impacts of several residual waste treatment options, particularly waste to energy incineration scenarios, on greenhouse gas emissions and air quality. Waste to energy incineration is being actively promoted and considered by Governments across Australia.
Australia generates comparatively large volumes of waste per capita and relies on landfill as the main residual waste disposal technology – that being the waste left over after composting, reusing, and recycling.
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