Future of waste in Iceland and a requirement assessment for incinerators

ReSource has been working on forecasting the development of waste in Iceland to 2045. The assessment is based on the increased recycling goals and minimisation goals of waste landfilled that have been set by the environmental minister of Iceland about waste management.
Amounts and composition of non-​recyclable waste (which is landfilled today) is a focus-​point of the assessment, since it could fall between the cracks with goals of minimization of landfilled materials. Thereof, the amounts and composition of non-​recyclable waste suitable for waste-​to-​energy processing will be accounted for, as well as the theoretical energy potential, suitable locations and their potential environmental impact.

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