Hazardous waste cleans up its act

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Courtesy of Tetronics (International) Limited

Instead of landfill, incineration is being used increasingly in the UK to dispose of waste while recovering energy. The processes for controlling air pollution at these facilities creates a hazardous waste that represents approximately 3.5% of the original waste input by mass. Around 170,000 tonnes of Air Pollution Control (APC) residue, the hazardous by-product of incineration, is created every year in the UK - enough material to fill over 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Current landfill based methods of managing APC residues, which contain volatile heavy metals, are not sustainable and increasing reliance on energy- from-waste means that a more integrated solution is required.

 

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