Grundon’s planning application for a 90ktpa incinerator on Shore Road, near Perth Prison, was first refused in 2009 and its appeal was rejected by Scottish Ministers in November 2010. Grundon then submitted an amended planning application that was refused in February 2012, and on [...]
Welcome to the website of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN). UKWIN now boasts well over 300 members, including more than 100 groups campaigning for sustainable waste management and against waste incineration.
Why does UKWIN oppose waste incineration?
UKWIN opposes the incineration of waste, both directly in waste incinerators and indirectly through refuse derived fuels or co-incineration in cement kilns. The UKWIN website provides resources for anti-incineration campaigners, including a quote bank featuring helpful public statement from authoritative sources as well as a consultation submissions archive.
The incineration of household waste depresses recycling and wastes resources, releases greenhouse gasses, and is often forced through against strong public opposition. Instead of promoting zero waste, incinerators rely for feedstock on material that should be recycled or composted. Incinerators create toxic emissions and hazardous ash, and therefore pose significant health risks.
Existing and potential municipal waste incinerators
UKWIN has developed an interactive map of existing and potential municipal waste incineration sites. Please visit the map and look at the information we have gathered so far, to see if you know of anything for us to add. The map information is also laid out in the form of a table for easy reference. If you are aware of any improvements or corrections, please contact the UKWIN Co-ordinator.
Peter Jones (the Senior Consultant for Eunomia, not the director of Waste2Tricity) has drawn attention to the importance of the European Commission to the national waste discussion in a contribution to the Isonomia blog (‘Reading the resource roadmap’). Isonomia aims [...]
In its fifth statutory report to Parliament on progress towards meeting carbon budgets the Committee on Climate Change has suggested that: “…Further reductions in waste emissions could be supported through introduction of stronger levers, particularly targeting household food waste, which [...]
The consultation for the Targets Review Project has now been launched by the European Commission, with responses needed by the 10th of September 2013. The consultation document is a broad-ranging investigation into the future of waste management which could result in a genuine [...]