CCS for incinerators? An expensive distraction to a circular economy

Report by Shlomo Dowen | Zero Waste Europe

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is being explored in response to climate concerns.  A new report by Zero Waste Europe looks at carbon capture for waste incinerators. It presents key general and specific arguments on how CCS for incinerators is a distraction , instead of a solution, to incinerators’ carbon problem.

According to report author Shlomo Dowen: "Investment in carbon capture for incinerators makes no sense when what is needed for the climate is to phase out the use of incinerators as soon as possible. I hope this report triggers a much needed discussion across the UK about how best to transition away from residual waste and towards a circular economy that is better for the climate."