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Why does UKWIN oppose waste incineration?

UKWN LogoThe 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.

CLICK HERE for details about our opposition to incineration

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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.

CLICK HERE to visit the interactive map of existing and potential mixed waste incinerators

CLICK HERE to visit the table of existing and potential mixed waste incinerators

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Featured News

Zero Waste Pamphlet now available from UKWIN

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is proud to announce that copies of an illustrated Zero Waste pamphlet are now available for purchase.

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UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal revised

UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal focusses on modelling emissions from point sources and on emissions from incinerators in particular including the relative performance of competing modelling systems ADMS and AERMOD, and it has been updated: http://ukwin.org.uk/files/pdf/Emissions_Dispersion_Modelling_Appraisal_2016.pdf

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Air Products gives up on gasification

Air Products has opted to face a $1bn write-off in preference to carrying on with their doomed gasification projects in Tees Valley, and have belatedly decided to get out of the so-called ‘Advanced Thermal Treatment’ business “blaming technical problems and rising […]

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UKWIN calls for EIB to de-fund incineration

The following letter was today sent by UKWIN to Jonathan Taylor, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB): Hello Jonathan, We are disappointed to read at http://www.pennon-group.co.uk/media/news/european-investment-bank-confirms-%C2%A3110m-funding-cardiff-erf that the EIB is still supporting incineration projects. The EIB should be […]

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