The recently released Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) 2012-13 review raises concerns regarding the detrimental impact on recycling of incineration overcapacity and long-term waste contracts. Alongside this, CIWEM have raised concerns that existing economic drivers give rise to the incineration of material that could be dealt [...]
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.
Rossano Ercolini was awarded the 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize for his leadership in a grassroots campaign educating Italian communities on the merits of zero waste. As a result of his efforts, 40 incinerators have been scrapped or shut down and [...]
It is that time again. Time to make people aware of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The theme for this year is “Mainstreaming the message: Publicising our perspective and celebrating our campaign victories”. Previous UKWIN [...]
New resources: Guide to Judicial Review in the Incinerator Context + Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal
In addition to existing resources such as the Guide to Site-Specific Non-Waste Planning Policies (PDF) and the Quote Bank and other useful documents, the Resources section of the UKWIN website now feature two new items of potential interest for our [...]