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Software to assess environmental impacts

Newly available software will help managers to assess the environmental impacts of different ways of managing household waste. The Waste and Resources Assessment Tool for the Environment (WRATE) has been launched to answer questions such as the difference between burning 20,000 tonnes of household waste in a local power station as opposed to sending it 50 miles for composting. It is the brainchild of the Environment Agency (EA) and will use life cycle ...