Existing legislation (Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2014) will forbid the disposal of biodegradable material to landfill by December 2020. In Scotland we are only recycling around 35% of our waste – in Sweden they manage about 50% and send less than 1% to landfill sites. The other 50% that is not landfilled is used as fuel in energy-from-waste (EfW) plants that are highly efficient by virtue of the fact that they generate electricity but instead of wasting the heat, send hot water to their city and town district heating systems.