For further information, and to learn more about Residual Waste to Energy and waste disposal in Scotland, follow the links below.
Thermal Treatment Guidelines - these are a material planning consideration, recognised as such by Government Planning Policy as contained in Scottish Planning Policy 10 (SPP10) on Planning for Waste Management. They help guide SEPA's response as a statutory consultee on any planning applications for developments which involve thermal treatment. MORE>>
SEPA's role as a consulttee in the land use planning system. This webpage outlines SEPA's role and has links to our own guidance for commenting on both planning applications and development plans. (Please note that at present this webpage refers to National Planning Guidance (NPPG10) on planning for waste management which has been now superceded by SPP10). MORE>>
Area Waste Plans and National Waste Strategy - this webpage has links to:
• The various Area Waste Plans MORE>>
• The annual update reports of the Area Waste Plans MORE>>
• The National Waste Strategy MORE>>
• The National Waste Plan MORE>>
All the above set out local and national waste management strategies.
New Research Reveals Scale of Packaging Waste Problem - The Local Government Association has published its second investigation into the weight of retailer packaging and how much of it can be recycled. It shows that up to 38 per cent of packaging in a regular household shopping basket cannot be recycled. See report www.lga.gov.uk/lga/aio/593234
General National Waste Strategy and Regulation Information. This is the link to the National Waste Strategy page of SEPA's website which contains much information on waste data etc - this may be more general MORE>>
SEPA regulations: MORE>>
Sepa Events: MORE>>
'A Burning Issue' Energy from Waste in Scotland Article: MORE>>
Existing Residual Waste to Energy Plant. This website provides details of the existing residual waste to energy plant in North Lincolnshire which uses the same technology as the proposed Invergordon scheme. MORE>>
EEA Briefing MSW and Climate Change.
The European Environment Agency has issued a briefing detailing how better management of MSW will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report suggests MSW growth throughout Europe of 25 percent by 2020, while increases in recycling and energy from waste should reduce emissions considerably. MORE>>
Health Protection Agency - Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (November 2005): MORE>>
Literature Survey of the Health Effects of Municipal Waste Incinerators, University of Kaiserslautern, June 2006 : MORE>>
The Health Protection Agency's response to the report 'The Health Effects of Waste Incinerators' published by the British Society for Ecological Medicine): MORE>>