Industry and campaigners mount bid to include EfW in carbon market

A coalition of industry groups and environmental activists is pushing to expand the EU emissions trading system (ETS) to cover municipal energy-from-waste (EfW) plants, as MEPs and member states begin their scrutiny of the European Commission’s reform proposals.

by Simon Pickstone
A claw at an EfW facility in Turkey collecting residual household waste for incineration. The cement, recycling and plastics industries have urged MEPs to bring the sector into the EU ETS. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images
A claw at an EfW facility in Turkey collecting residual household waste for incineration. The cement, recycling and plastics industries have urged MEPs to bring the sector into the EU ETS. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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