Environmental campaigners have accused Edinburgh City Council of 'creative carbon accounting' by failing to include the pollution caused by a waste incinerator based outside the capital.
Over 30,000 tonnes of waste put out every year for recycling in Scotland end up being burnt in incinerators and causing climate pollution.
Plans to treble the amount of waste burnt in ten new incinerators across Scotland could prevent the Scottish Government from meeting its recycling targets.
A sea loch on the west coast of Scotland prized for its wildlife has been polluted by countless thousands of scraps of plastic waste from the manufacture of salmon farm cages on the shore.
Scotland’s failure to ban waste dumping could give England a “£100 million landfill tax gift”, an industry body is warning.
Scottish ministers and councils have come under fire after official figures revealed that Scotland recycled less household waste than the rest of the UK.
After a breach in radioactive waste management procedures at the Trident submarine base on the Clyde, Ministry of Defence bosses admitted there had been "clear process failings and a lack of management supervision."
Eleven huge waste incinerators are planned across Scotland, prompting warnings about health, pollution and recycling.
More than 300 industrial sites across Scotland - including a host of well-known names - have been named and shamed.