Wood waste update

7 August 2012

This information forms an update to the wood section of our research on landfill bans published on behalf of the four governments of the UK in 2010 and includes additional analysis and updates the modelling. Together, this has changed some of the conclusions. This update provides the best available information at this time.

The update finds that there are clear greenhouse gas benefits from restrictions on landfilling of wood. The additional analysis has included providing the financial costs of implementing changes to restrictions on landfill which had previously not been provided separately, and the assumptions in the modelling have been brought into line with changes to the model used by Westminster Government to report methane emissions from landfill.

30 August 2012

New version released to include two additional conclusion points.