UKWIN received the following from Jane Green of the Coventry 2020 Zero Waste Project:

Dear All

This week is set to mark the end of PFI as we’ve known it. A Panorama programme is due to air today (Monday 28th November 2011) that focusses on the subject of PFI contracts, and on Thursday (1st December) we have the Treasury’s call for evidence for its inquiry into alternatives to PFI. Continue reading »

On Monday evening 1st November 2010 the BBC aired an excellent 9-minute piece on incineration as part of their InsideOut West Midlands series.

You can watch BBC presenter Mary Rhodes describe the results of her investigation into “the council millions wasted on a failed strategy to build new incinerators“.

Five years of dedicated campaigning have paid off as plans for an expensive replacement for the Coventry Incinerator have been abandoned. There is already a 260,000 tpa incinerator in Coventry. Continue reading »

For details of the September 2011 event go to

Plans for a TOWARDS 2020 ZERO WASTE event has been announced. All are welcome to attend the 2-hour meeting in Room 7, Coventry City Council House on Earl Street in Coventry (CV1 5 RR) on Tuesday 27th July from 3 – 5 pm. The meeting will be Chaired by Tony McNally, Managing Director, Climate Change Solutions Ltd. Continue reading »

Following their information request, the Coventry Telegraph is reporting how “taxpayers have forked out £1.7 million on a plan that could be about to go up in smoke“. Continue reading »

A frequent contributor has called my attention to the following Paul Connett video clips:

Could these excellent up-to-date Coventry presentations be embedded nationally on the UKWIN site??

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Please watch the videos, and leave your comments below…

With placards declaring Waste PFIs a waste of public money and a Policy Failure Incentive, a group of protesters representing waste campaign groups from throughout the country gathered in front of the Treasury as the Project Review Group arrived to decide the fate of several Waste PFI applications. Continue reading »

Are you already familiar with the Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP)? Continue reading »

The Coalition for Recycling and Against Coventry Incinerator (CRACIN) have produced a video in response to Coventry,  Solihull and Warwickshire County Councils’ joint submission of an Outline Business Case (OBC) to DEFRA. Their proposal are to build a 305,000 tonne per annum incinerator in Coventry using PFI credits.

Watch CRACIN’s video

Visit the CRACIN website

Are plans for a local waste incinerator getting you down?
If so, you are not alone!
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Danny Foulstone of Coventry FoE and CRACIN has informed us of the a short video Coalition for Recycling and Against Coventry Incinerator (CRACIN) have produced, about the issues surrounding the proposed incinerator in Coventry. Continue reading »

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