Facts About Waste

Addressing climate change and the sustainable management of ever-increasing amounts of waste are global challenges recognised by both the Paris Agreement and the EU Circular Economy Action Plan.

Preventing waste is the best option followed by reducing, reusing and recycling. But this still leaves residual waste, which might be polluted or is not good enough to recycle.

Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants, which are commonplace across Europe, provide an opportunity to recover value from this waste in a way that can also reduce its negative environmental impacts.

The NEWEST-CCUS project will develop several WtE technologies through pilot-scale testing and modelling.

Here you can find out more about the technologies that we can use to capture CO2 from waste-to-energy plants, the potential for creating “negative emissions” as part of climate action and some facts and figures about WtE that may surprise you.