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Air Pollution

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 89496, tabled on 8 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the latest estimate of the tonnage of UK primary emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in 2019 from (a) wood burning in closed stoves in domestic premises, (b) wood burning in open fires in domestic premises, (c) coal burning in domestic premises, (d) bonfires, (e) fire pits, (f) incinerators, (g) wildfires, (h) pizza ovens, (i) commercial waste burning, and (j) other forms of combustion.

Answered on

13 December 2021

Emissions of key air pollutants are compiled and reported by Defra on an annual basis through the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI). The data for 2019 is publicly available and was reported on 15 February 2021, via:

Emissions specifically from bonfires, fire pits and pizza ovens are not estimated in the inventory.