||<p>Defra has not carried out such an assessment but liaises with the Department for
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on its work to determine all the potential
benefits from gasification and pyrolysis of waste, including plastics.</p><p> </p><p>The
Government is committed to improving the recovery of value from residual waste and
encourages the development of innovative, emerging technologies to help divert waste
from landfill providing they do not compete with greater recycling, reuse and prevention.
We recognise the potential that these technologies can have in the decarbonisation
of several sectors such as heat and transport.</p>