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Scotland's Zero Waste Plan: Consultation

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Annex - I - Municipal Waste: Life Cycle Analysis (Update of Waste Summit Report 2008)

Executive Summary

1 Introduction

2 Life Cycle Assessment ( LCA) of Municipal Waste Management Options
2.1 Goal and Scope
2.2 Assumptions
2.3 Environmental Impacts

3 Scenario Summaries
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Results: Summary of Options
3.2.1 Option 1
3.2.2 Option 2
3.2.3 Option 3
3.2.4 Option 4
3.2.5 Option 5
3.3 Conclusions

4 Detailed comparison of options
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Impact from recycling and treatment and recovery processes
4.3 Summary of tables 2-5

5 Sensitivity Tests
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Summary of sensitivity tests
5.3 Details of sensitivity tests
5.3.1 Sensitivity test 1
5.3.2 Sensitivity test 2
5.3.3 Sensitivity test 3
5.3.4 Sensitivity test 4
5.3.5 Sensitivity test 5
5.3.6 Sensitivity test 6
5.3.7 Sensitivity test 7
5.3.8 Sensitivity test 8
5.4 Variations in the Annual Waste Growth Rate

Appendix 1 Graphs generated by WRATE
Appendix 2 Assumptions of significant effect
Appendix 3 Assumptions of lesser effect
Appendix 4 Percentage of Materials Recycled

Prepared for the Scottish Government
Author: Peter Olsen
Reviewer: Steven Turnbull

Date: 30 June 2009