The HMRC landfill tax data is out for the first half of 2012. The data shows that non-inert landfilling from Jan-June was 9.1m tonnes which is 19% down on the same period the year before. We are getting close to meeting the 2020 landfill targets some 5-7 years early! Continue reading »

Victory in Newport as the planning committee voted 8-1 to refuse Veolia’s application for a ~256ktpa incinerator at¬†Bowlease Common, Llanwern. Congratulations to local campaigners for all the work that they have put in to opposing this development. Continue reading »

C Spencer Ltd obtained planning permission for a 225ktpa gasification plant in Hull back in October 2011 and was due to begin construction early this year, but the plans are said to be currently on hold. Continue reading »

The Secretary of State has refused planning permission for Covanta’s 370,000 tpa incinerator in Cheshire. Continue reading »

Below are some European-level documents relating to waste and incineration that are worth a read to get a general overview of the situation: Continue reading »

The European Parliament have backed the European Commission’s Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, and have endorsed a resolution that calls for an end to the incineration of recyclable and compostable material by the end of the decade and revised 2020 recycling targets. Continue reading »

According to Materials Recycling Week and their sister publication Construction News, Ascot Environmental have stated that they are to file for administration. Continue reading »

Campaigners against Viridor’s proposal for a 275,000 tonne incinerator at Beddington Lane on the Croydon/Sutton border, including members of UKWIN member group Stop The (South London) Incinerator, recently laid a wreath of rubbish “as a symbol to the death of democracy” and more than one hundred took part in a march. Continue reading »

As reported in LetsRecycle, Frans Beckers of the Van Gansewinkel Group waste business has stated that the company closed down an incinerator due to overcapacity and advised others to do the same: Continue reading »

In an interview with Materials Recycling Week (MRW) Charlotte Morton, the chief executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), has criticised waste incineration. MRW’s Neil Roberts reports: Continue reading »

Peel Energy has decided to appeal against Trafford Council’s unanimous decision to reject the controversial Barton “Renewable” Energy Plant. Local UKWIN member group Breathe Clean Air Group have pledged to fight this all the way. Continue reading »

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