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Spoiler alert: Circular Economy still needs residual waste treatment in 2035

June, 2019

New peer reviewed CEWEP calculations show that 142 million tonnes of residual waste treatment capacity will be needed by 2035 in order to fulfil the currently set EU targets on municipal waste and assuming that ambitious recycling targets will be achieved for commercial and industrial waste. Current Waste-to-Energy capacity is 90 million tonnes and the capacity for co-incineration is around 11 million tonnes. This leaves a gap of around 40 million tonnes.

The calculation is done for EU28.

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