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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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New Biofuelwatch Report on Gasification and Pyrolysis

Biofuelwatch has produced a 40-page report entitled “Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis: How UK Support for ‘Energy Innovation’ Leads to Business Failures and Particularly Inefficient and Dirty Biomass Power Stations”. 

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CPP withdraws Leeds Appeal

Clean Power Properties (CPP) has withdrawn their appeal against refusal of planning permission for their incineration (pyrolysis) proposal at Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, Leeds.

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UKWIN calls on new Resource Minister to stop incineration

Speaking about the appointment of Rory Stewart MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary with responsibility for ‘resource and environmental management’ the National Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), Shlomo Dowen, said: Locking our valuable materials into incineration is […]

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UKWIN 2015 AGM: ‘Europe Without Incineration’

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) held its eighth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 30th May 2015 at the Greenpeace Offices in London.

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