Waste Technologies and Environmental Policy matrix
 

 

TECHNOLOGY

RECYCLING BVPI

COMPOSTING BVPI

RECOVERY BVPI

PRODUCT COUNTS AS BMW (1)

MASS REDUCTION

 HEAT & / OR ELECTRICITY GENERATED

RENEWABLES OBLIGATION

PRE-
TREATMENT
*

Anaerobic Digestion

X

?

Composting

X

X

?

X

X

Clean MRF

X

X

X

X

X

X

Dirty MRF

X

X

X

X

X

Energy from Waste

X

X

X

X

Gasification & Pyrolysis

X

X

X

Mechanical – Biological Treatment

X?

X

?

X

X

KEY

The following is based upon "informed opinion" as to whether the primary output from the facility would be considered biodegradable in landfill directive terms (ie BMW). (Any user must form their own opinion on this, as there is no clear guidance at the time of writing.)

    * - Anticipated classification, subject to revision in the light of guidance as to whether the principle output from the plant would be classified as pre-treated if placed into landfill.

    (1) A query exists whether the BMT process itself should be classified as resulting in diversion of BMW from landfill. This is subject to the result of a consultation exercise now in progress by the Environment Agency.

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