Speaking at the environmental open day of the Coventry and Solihull waste to energy plant, Earl Ferrers said: 'The purpose of this booklet is to provide more information about the potential role which energy from waste can play in a sustainable waste management strategy. A main part of the booklet is a section which addresses some of the important issues arising from the process, such as how the new emission standards can help to reduce pollution levels.
The booklet has been developed in consultation with a number of interests in the waste management industry. It presents the government's policy, which is set out in Making Waste Work, in a way which we have tried to make as understandable as is possible.
Copies are being sent out today to every local authority in England.
The booklet also includes three examples of technological and operational best practice.
-- Copies of the booklet can be obtained from: The Department of the Environment, Publications Despatch Centre, Blackhourse Road, London SE99 6TT, Tel 0181 691 9191, Fax 0181 694 0099.