The type of waste going into the plant is still unclear. You stated in the webinar that glass and plastics (recyclates) will be taken out. Does this residual ‘waste’ also include paper and card? Wood? Hard plastics? Food waste? Mattresses? Carpets?
The waste that the ERF will be looking to treat is non-recyclable non hazardous residual waste. This is the type of waste that is for example, generated in in material recovery facilities (“MRF”). The purposed of an MRF is to remove all recyclable materials from the incoming waste stream, the residual waste is what is left. It is waste material that can not be re-used or recycled and is either sent to landfill sites or to energy recovery facilities such as that proposed.