Bin the Burners: Call for a moratorium on new waste incineration capacity

Call for a moratorium on new waste incineration capacity

UKWIN has launched a new campaign enlisting support for a call for a moratorium on new waste incineration capacity. This campaign ties in with Early Day Motion (EDM) 581 which was tabled on the 22nd of November 2017. This EDM already enjoys cross-party support and we are keen for as many MPs as possible to sign this EDM. We are hoping that there will also be a Backbench Debate that can help highlight the reasons why a moratorium on new incineration capacity is so desirable.

EDM 581 is worded as follows:

“That this House notes in the UK there is now more waste incineration capacity built and under construction than it is forecast there is genuinely residual combustible waste to burn; further notes that incineration overcapacity can be a barrier to achieving the recycling society; believes that realising such a recycling society would result in significant economic, social, and environmental benefits; acknowledges the need to send a clear message that the waste hierarchy should shift focus away from incineration and towards waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting; and calls on the Government and the devolved governments to introduce a complete moratorium on new waste incineration capacity, covering both conventional incineration and other forms such as gasification and pyrolysis, as a matter of urgency.”

 

Supporting information

UKWIN has produced four briefing documents to support the points made above and the case for a moratorium on new waste incineration capacity:

…Also see UKWIN’s Response to ESA Briefing (.pdf).

About the UK Without Incineration Network

UKWIN is a not-for-profit established in 2007 to support the national campaign against waste incineration and to promote sustainable approaches to waste management. See Why Oppose Page for additional arguments against waste incineration.

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