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.
Scotland’s failure to ban waste dumping could give England a “£100 million landfill tax gift”, an industry body is warning.
The drinks and retail industries have fought a fierce behind-the-scenes battle to block plans for a deposit scheme for drinks containers in Scotland.