IN DEPTH Article: Squaring the Circle of Waste to Energy’s Future, by WMW

14th February 2020

As Europe prepares to accelerate its move away from the landfilling of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and towards a more circular economy, the  Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP) unveiled its first ever ‘Waste-to-Energy Sustainability Roadmap’ to more than 100 European policymakers, stakeholders and industry representatives in Brussels. The document details how the industry provides essential services to society, and offers a vision for the sector to 2035.

“We cannot talk about the circular economy in 2035 without talking about how to keep the material cycles clean, how to make sure that all the waste that cannot be recycled is still treated securely and that all the value inherent in the residual waste, energy and materials is used,” explains Paul De Bruycker, the President of CEWEP. “In other words, as the waste to energy sector, we feel at home in the circular economy, we are and we will be needed.”

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