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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

CLICK HERE to access campaign resources

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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Ask your MP to support a ban on new incinerators!

There is now more committed incineration capacity than genuinely residual waste to burn, so it is vital that we stop building more incinerators in the UK. The emissions, the impact on climate change, the harm to recycling and the fact […]

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UKWIN comment on Eunomia’s incineration overcapacity warning

Eunomia’s Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (12th Issue) is now available via: http://www.eunomia.co.uk/reports-tools/residual-waste-infrastructure-review-12th-issue/ The matter is covered by the BBC in an article entitled: Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40831628 which reports that: Eunomia’s Dominic Hogg accused the government of withdrawing from […]

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Derby waste contract exposed

Long-term waste contracts are often the most expensive contracts a council ever signs, but residents are usually excluded from knowing the details of what has been agreed in their name. One route to obtain this information is through the use […]

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UKWIN given Earthmovers award

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) received an Earthmovers Award for Outstanding Community Campaign from Friends of the Earth (FoE) at Basecamp, which is FoE’s annual environmental festival . Accepting the award, UKWIN National Coordinator Shlomo […]

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