What are the main benefits of the Landfill Allowances Scheme?
• t will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. This will have a positive impact on the environment. • Reducing the amount of waste going to landfill minimises the amount of landfill gas released into the atmosphere. The major components of landfill gas are greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change. • It will encourage local authorities to promote waste minimisation and to use positive methods of waste management such as reuse, composting, recycling and energy recovery. • Local authorities will be able to plan their long-term waste management strategies because they will know how much biodegradable waste they are allowed to landfill each year up to 2010.