The flow of RDF from the UK to off-take facilities in Europe is continuing, with the industry overall functioning well. RDF export is a vital part of the waste management system and plays a significant role in the management of the UK’s residual waste, which must continue unhindered to maintain public and environmental health. Off-take facilities in Europe also need to ensure supply to keep producing electricity and heat for homes and hospitals. The RDF Industry Group is working with competent authorities to ensure the free flow of RDF is maintained during the COVID-19 crisis.
A working group has been convened which will meet fortnightly to discuss the developments of the COVID-19 crisis, to share information amongst members and to help establish contingencies for addressing issues faced by the RDF sector.