A fully paid-for place on the Friends of the Earth (FoE) Local Groups Conference 2008 at Loughborough University (from 12th -14th September) has just become available. Anyone who wishes to help out at the UKWIN stall, and benefit from attending this year’s Conference should contact the UKWIN Coordinator immediately! Continue reading »

The former Director of waste management firm Biffa, Peter Jones OBE, has accepted an invitation from UKWIN to speak at our AGM in March 2009. Peter, a strong critic of Waste PFI contracts involving incineration, was recently appointed to sit on London Waste and Recycling Board by London Mayor Borris Johnson. Continue reading »

Hard working anti-incineration campaigner Keith Kondakor may have even less time on his hands if he is appointed as the new Director of Coventry’s waste project. His application has attracted local media attention, as the Evening Telegraph publishes the following story, under the twin headlines of PROTEST: Friends of the Earth campaigner says it’s the only way to oppose incineration plan and Burning ambition for top council job By Mary Griffin, Environmental reporter Continue reading »

Coventry City Council has opened its consultation into the draft municipal waste strategy. Coventry plans to achieving a 50% recycling rate by 2020. One of the main focuses of the draft document is on reducing the amount of waste going to the city’s ageing incinerator, which is owned and managed by local firm Coventry and Solihull Waste and Disposal Company and currently deals with 64% of Coventry’s 180,000 tonnes of annual household waste. Continue reading »

A new website has just been launched by a campaign group in Coventry know as The ‘Coalition for Recycling and Against Coventry Incinerator’. Details of their campaign can be found at www.cracin.co.uk

Tom Hellberg added the following to the Coventry update (below): Calorific value reduced by paper collections. Coventry incinerator posted a loss last year. PFI for increase from 165k to 400k tpa – looks like it will fail (we hope!). Continue reading »

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