Switzerland's combustible waste gap closing

Switzerland should meet a self-imposed legal requirement to stop landfilling "combustible" wastes next year, the Swiss environment agency reports. In 2002, incineration capacity expanded to 3.1m tonnes, virtually the same level as output of wastes requiring incineration. Only 0.1m tonnes of combustible wastes were landfilled, compared with nearly four times that amount in 2000, when the anti-dumping requirement became law (EED 10/04/01). With the opening of a new incinerator next year the target is expected to be met. National incineration capacity is expected to reach 3.5m tonnes by 2007. See press release.

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