The amount of waste produced each year in the Brussels area (about 350 kg/inhabitant/year), requires the Brussels-Capital Region to find a delicate balance between solutions that are environmentally sound and of wich the removal cost remains financially acceptable.
These solutions comply as best as possible with the Lansink scale, which identifies the various steps required for the optimisation of waste recovery:
- Sorting and recycling
- Incineration with energy recovery
- Incineration without energy recovery
The principle of the Lansink scale is to maximise one step before moving on to the next one. Incineration without energy recovery and landfill are not used in the Brussels area because they are too harmful to our environment..