Packaging company DS Smith’s White Paper ‘One Step Away from Zero Waste‘ includes a call for an incineration tax and a recognition of incineration as a barrier to the circular economy. The report states: “Increasing landfill tax and introducing an incineration […]
Why does UKWIN oppose waste incineration?
The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network opposes the incineration of waste, including via gasification, pyrolysis and cement kilns. Incineration depresses recycling (see our evidence), destroys valuable resources, releases greenhouse gasses, and is a waste of money. Incineration has no place in the zero waste closed-loop circular economy we should be working towards.
Existing and potential mixed waste incinerators
UKWIN has more than 100 member groups and affiliates. If you are interested in finding existing, proposed and defeated mixed waste incinerators and the local campaigns opposing them then check out UKWIN’s interactive map and table.
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Today the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACOM) published their report into Waste Management in England. Shlomo Dowen, National Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), commented: “I commend the report’s calls for maximising recycling, its recognition […]
Ed Miliband has called for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to have “real powers to borrow and attract investment”. The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) and Biofuelwatch have responded by saying that any increase in funding or powers for […]