Poolbeg Incinerator

Unsustainable Development

This proposed development is unsustainable for the following reasons:

  1. The cost of incineration is higher than the cost of landfill.
  2. The greenhouse gas emissions from this plant are worse than emissions from landfill with anaerobic digestion.
  3. Immediate release of the entire carbon fraction in the waste – 656,140 tonnes per annum.