Refuse and waste are a component of the affluent society that we prefer to ignore. The scenario study entitled Scenario-Building for Future Waste Policy, which Z_punkt prepared on behalf of the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), addresses this topic. The project focused on the mountains of rubble stemming from the construction and demolition industry, as well as the waste produced by households, industry and commerce. Recycle it? Incinerate it? Or send it to landfill? The scenarios considered all three methods. Four scenarios were produced, each looking at future developments in economic growth, commodity markets, consumption patterns, waste treatment technology and waste policy.