What's really behind the sudden rise in UK waste sector emissions?

Michael Holder
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The industry argues emissions from landfill have fallen consistently since 1990 | Credit: Alan Levine
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The industry argues emissions from landfill have fallen consistently since 1990 | Credit: Alan Levine

Emissions from UK landfill rose five per cent in 2016, with experts attributing the rise to a change in methodology - but should businesses be concerned about the increase in their waste footprint?

On the face of it, the news this week that UK greenhouse gases fell five per cent in 2016 represented a remarkable achievement for the economy, proving that with the right policies in place the kind of...

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