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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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UKWIN welcomes EFRACOM’s incinerator caution

Today the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACOM) published their report into Waste Management in England. Shlomo Dowen, National Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), commented: “I commend the report’s calls for maximising recycling, its recognition [...]

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Greater GIB Powers Should Come With Greener Responsibility

Ed Miliband has called for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to have “real powers to borrow and attract investment”.  The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) and Biofuelwatch have responded by saying that any increase in funding or powers for [...]

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Landfill rates continue to fall

Even with economic growth there has been another big fall in standard rate landfilling in the UK. Landfill tax data was published on 27th August for period up to June 2014. In the 12 months to 30th June just 16.6m [...]

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Circular Economy report calls for incineration tax consideration

The recently published report ‘Ever-Decreasing Circles: Closing in on the Circular Economy‘, produced collaboratively by RWM Ambassadors, has called for a review of the potential for an incineration tax amongst other measures. According to the CIWM press release: “A new report [...]

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