Consultation start: 31 July 2012
Consultation end: 28 September 2012
A significant amount of wood waste that could be used in wood burning boilers and biomass heating systems is still being sent to landfill, when it could be added to the UK fuel supply chain. A consultation began on 31 July and will run to 28 September, so this is a great chance to put your views forward and help to shape policy. More home-grown wood fuel in the UK would help keep prices competitive and reduce our CO2 emissions.
This “Call for Evidence” invites views and information on the sustainable management of wood waste and measures to divert wood waste from landfill where this is the best environmental option.
The Call for Evidence is aimed at the wood waste industry in England
This information forms an update to the wood section of our research on landfill bans published on behalf of the four governments of the UK in 2010 and includes additional analysis and updates the modelling. Together, this has changed some of the conclusions. This update provides the best available information at this time.
The update finds that there are clear greenhouse gas benefits from restrictions on landfilling of wood. The additional analysis has included providing the financial costs of implementing changes to restrictions on landfill which had previously not been provided separately, and the assumptions in the modelling have been brought into line with changes to the model used by Westminster Government to report methane emissions from landfill.