West Berkshire Against Grundon Incinerator (WBAGI) are launching a series of village roadshow events to help spread the word concerning their fight against Grundon for the building of a proposed 350,000 tonnes waste incinerator on a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) at Old Kiln Farm, Chieveley/Curridge. Continue reading »

Wise words from environmental lawyer Phil Michaels, who offers practical advice about starting a legal action

There are many useful campaign resources available from Friends of the Earth, including those mentioned in UKWIN’s Knowledge Bank. Continue reading »

About a quarter of UKWIN’s 82 member groups were represented at our Annual General Meeting, held this year at Voluntary Action LeicesterShire’s wonderfully friendly and well-equipped venue in the centre of Leicester. The theme of the AGM event was: Zero waste to burn, zero time to waste, and the notion of zero waste ran through the various presentations and discussions. Continue reading »

On Tuesday 5th April 2011 Stephen Gilbert (Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall) explicitly referred to the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network. He went on to articulate a series of reasons why incineration should be opposed. Continue reading »

News just in from Ardley Against the Incinerator (AAI) who have today announced that they have turned to the courts to challenge the Secretary of State’s on 17th February 2011 decision to allow Viridor Waste Management to construct a 300,000 tonnes per year incinerator at Ardley Fields Farm. Continue reading »

Quick win for SW WIN…

Freedom Central, an independent collaborative website run by Welsh Liberal Democrat activists and described as: “One of the most interesting new Welsh blogs this year”, is reporting that South Wales Without Incineration Network (SW WIN) succeeded in applying pressure on Plaid Cymru regarding Plaid’s anti-incineration pledges. Continue reading »

The local MP, Peter Luff, attended a crisis meeting in Hartlebury on Saturday (26th March 2011) to discuss the next steps in the campaign against the waste incinerator planned for the area. Continue reading »

Respected waste trade press publication MrW (Material Recycling Week, affectionately known as “Mr. Waste”) has reported how Labour MP for Sterling, Anne McGuire, called upon the Coalition Government to end support for electricity-only generation from wood. Continue reading »

Halton Action Group Against the Incinerator (HAGATI) has sent a substantial new document to the Environment Agency (EA) in response to the EA’s issue of a draft Environmental Permit number EPR/EP3731XL for the Ineo Chlor incineration facility in Runcorn, Cheshire. Continue reading »

UKWIN has produced a Waste Wood Biomass Objection Template that relies, in part, on research carried out for the Wood Panel Industries Federation. The objection template sets out a series of material planning considerations that support the refusal of planning permission for (biomass) facilities that use waste wood for feedstock. Continue reading »

New articles, written by UKWIN, have appeared on the Discussion Point and Urban Mines Think Spot websites.

The Discussion Point piece was written by UKWIN Chair Tim Hill.

Discussion Point is a website that publishes unedited articles from prominent contributors, enabling readers to comment. UKWIN was approached by Discussion Point Founder Chris Smith following the Independent’s front page coverage of the incineration issue in December 2010 [as described elsewhere on the UKWIN website].

Describing the Discussion Point website, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Chris Smith says:

Discussion Point was founded as an alternative to today’s media. Our objective is simple – to enable the people usually at the centre of the news to make their opinions and views known to as wide an audience as possible without the bias so frequently imposed by our modern day media organisations. We publish articles from prominent, reputable people and endeavour to gather opinions from as wide a base as possible. We are not affiliated to any political party or organisation with any political affiliation. We commit to ensuring that we will place no bias on any content within our publication. We won’t omit any valid viewpoint and equal billing will be given to all. Most importantly – the readers of Discussion Point will be able to come to their own conclusions.

Urban Mines describes itself as:

an environmental consultancy and charity committed to finding innovative solutions for resources in a manner which values people and respects the earth. Working with the public and private sectors, the aim of Urban Mines is to provide information, expert advice, support, direction and financial solutions to waste, energy, and climate change problems.

Their ThinkSpot facility provides a space for “movers and shakers” in the sustainable waste management sector to express their views in order to provoke thought and discussion. Urban Mines gives this opportunity by invitation to a new author each month, and past “ThinkSpots” are added to their archive. Past contributors include Becky Slater, Ray Georgeson and Peter Jones.

UKWIN Coordinator Shlomo Dowen’s contribution is currently featured on the Urban Mines ThinkSpot.

Please read both of these articles, and feel free to leave comments and inspire some healthy discussion and some quality thinking…

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