This week, not only have we had the Dispatches programme which the Environmental Services Association says only serves to ‘undermine’ the public’s confidence in recycling, but planning permission rejected for a new Energy from Waste (EfW) facility on the basis that it would drive down recycling rates. 

Therefore, it was interesting to read Luke Prazky's article addressing not only whether EfWs really will drive down recycling rates, but also the likelihood of an incineration tax and whether that might boost recycling.