Chair appointed to lead review of waste incineration

A REVIEW of the role that incineration might occupy, in the disposal of waste, is to be led by the chief executive of an engineering institution that considers the extraction, processing and recycling of materials.

The Scottish Government appointment of Dr Colin Church – CEO of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining – coincides with an announcement of £7m, to be shared among a handful of Scots local authorities to improve their recycling and ‘circular economy’ provision.

The Scottish Government describes (here) the £7m as the “first round of funding through [our] £70 million Recycling Improvement Fund“.

It adds: “Over £7 million has been awarded to seven local authorities to increase recycling, while preparing for future developments, including Scotland’s Deposit Return [of bottles] Scheme.”

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