Waste disposal: tonne solid waste
This category represents the environmental issues associated with the loss of resource implied by the final disposal of waste. BRE uses an absolute measure based on the mass of any waste that is disposed of in landfill or incinerated. The aspect is also used in other characterisation methodologies, for example the Dutch EcoIndicator and the Swiss Ecopoints methods. The characterisation factor is based on the mass of solid waste. Key points for this characterisation factor are:
Where heat recovery, energy recovery or other material recovery (e.g. recovery/recycling of ash, metal residues etc) are undertaken as part of incineration or landfill, then value is used to calculate the loss of resource.
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