EWB’s Burning Issue talks to Tidy Planet MD Simon Webb

Every fortnight the Burning Issue looks at different elements of the energy recovery sector, taking the starting point that while energy recovery has moved some waste out of landfill, where does the sector go from here?

In this third episode, EWB editor Luke Walsh talks to Tidy Planet MD Simon Webb about the market for small-scale EfW plants.This podcast covers:

  • Why Brexit means more waste has to be incinerated from EU-to-UK flights and how small scale plants can help

  • “Significant difference” for permitting of small plants that can be done in 6–9 nine months as opposed to up two years for larger facilities

  • How smaller EfW plants have benefits over larger facilities to divert waste from landfill

  • Small plants can help with the UK’s desperate need for energy

  • Wales’ moratorium allows for smaller plants, but not in Scotland where the SWIP system is not

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