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MPs speak out against incineration at Westminster Hall debate

On 9th April 2019 Members of Parliament (MPs) at the House of Commons considered the regulation of the incineration of waste. The debate was secured by John Grogan MP (Keighley, Labour), who made a range of points, including that: “…there […]

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MPs slam incineration of unsold clothing

In their report ‘Fixing fashion: clothing consumption and sustainability’ the Environmental Audit Committee today called on the Government to prevent the incineration and landfill of unsold clothing stock.

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Journal article explores the ‘patented blunderings’ of pyrolysis

A new journal article examines the poor thermal efficiency and technical challenges associated with the pyrolysis of mixed waste and, by extension, other ‘advanced thermal treatment’ technologies such as gasification. The article written by Andrew Neil Rollinson (University of Loughborough) […]

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2018 Budget threatens an incineration tax

The Treasury’s October 2018 Budget Report states that: “…the government wants to maximise the amount of waste sent to recycling instead of incineration and landfill. Should wider policies not deliver the government’s waste ambitions in the future, it will consider the introduction of […]

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