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 [...]
Why does UKWIN oppose waste incineration?
The 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.
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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]