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The forecasts are used to assess the amount of biodegradable municipal waste that goes to landfill and hence whether England is expected to meet the necessary requirements of the EU Landfill Directive. The analysis provides estimates of the likelihood of meeting the Landfill Directive target and the impact of withdrawing Defra’s provisional allocation of financial support for three residual waste projects.
This paper is a revised version of that published in February 2013. This is because the original analysis in February 2013 did not fully account for all of the known potential capacity expected to be delivered by 2020. This meant that the likelihood of meeting the target was underestimated. The revised publication contains more details of the changes made.