The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has welcomed government plans to develop policies to achieve the near elimination of biodegradable waste disposal in landfills from 2028.
In its response to a call for evidence issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which closes tomorrow (July 14), the Association said that it supported any move to prevent waste wood ending up in landfill and the associated environmental impacts.
Julia Turner, Executive Director of the WRA, said: “While very little waste wood is currently being sent to landfill, we welcome this call for evidence aimed at eliminating it almost entirely. Waste wood is a valuable resource and we have established markets for all 4.5 million tonnes of waste wood which arise in the UK each year. Diverting this material from landfill prevents harmful greenhouse gas emissions and can contribute towards the UK’s environmental and net zero goals.
“We would like to understand more about the mechanisms being considered and look forward to finding our more detail about what impact any proposed policies will have.”