Why are we not using waste as fuel to generate heat and power?

Put together two quite separate news stories of recent weeks and we see yet another terrifying example of just how dysfunctional our system of government has become. The first story, accompanied last week by startling pictures, concerns the mountains of waste paper collected for “recycling” now piling up in warehouses and dumps across the country, because the bottom has fallen out of the recycling market. Exactly as this column predicted in 2006, the bluff has been called on the “great recycling scam” by the fact that China is no longer willing to take those millions of tons of exported paper which were the only way we could pretend to be meeting our EU recycling targets.

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