Tributes were paid to Mick (left) and Jeff (right), beloved members of the anti-incineration community.

On Saturday 3rd June 2017 the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) received an Earthmovers Award for Outstanding Community Campaign from Friends of the Earth (FoE) at Basecamp, which is FoE’s annual environmental festival .

Accepting the award, UKWIN National Coordinator Shlomo Dowen said: “Over the past decade UKWIN has been blessed with hundreds of dedicated, passionate and conscientious volunteers, who have made a real difference in their communities. I dedicate this award to all of UKWIN’s worthy volunteers, and pay special tribute to two of them.” Continue reading »

European Parliament’s report calls for halt on harmful subsidies to waste incineration

Press release from Zero Waste Europe Zero Waste Europe welcomes the ENVI committee’s draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. This report represents a first important step towards the alignment of EU energy and circular economy policies, by excluding financial support for incineration of mixed municipal solid waste.

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Annual Incinerator Monitoring Reports for 2016

UKWIN has obtained the full set of Annual Incinerator Monitoring Reports for 2016 from the Environment Agency (EA). These reports are produced by the operators of these facilities and then passed on to the EA. These reports are available from UKWIN’s archive of Annual Incinerator Performance Reports and Permits In an accompanying e-mail message to UKWIN the […]

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UKWIN stars in Resource Magazine’s Hot 100

Congratulations are in order for UKWIN and others campaigning for Zero Waste. UKWIN’s National Coordinator, Shlomo Dowen, achieved 8th place in Resource Magazine’s annual Hot 100 poll of the industry’s biggest influencers.

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UKWIN welcomes EAC Treasury Report and calls for Residual Waste Tax

UKWIN welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee’s call for the Treasury to set out its plans on the future of the Landfill Tax and how the Treasury intends to support further investment in recycling, and UKWIN is calling for HM Treasury to extend the Landfill Tax into a Residual Waste Tax that pushes waste from the ‘residual’ stream into […]

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UKWIN publishes briefing on gasification failures

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today published a briefing entitled “Gasification Failures in the UK: Bankruptcies and Abandonment”. This seven-page document draws upon published material to highlight how risky an investment these technologies have proved to be.

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Macquarie GIB takeover raises environmental concerns

Joint press release by Biofuelwatch, UK Without Incineration Network and Coal Action Network 12th October 2016 – Environmental campaign groups warn that the imminent takeover of the UK’s so far publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) by the Australian Macquarie Group [1] will put an end to its green credentials. Those credentials have already come […]

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Zero Waste Pamphlet now available from UKWIN

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is proud to announce that copies of an illustrated Zero Waste pamphlet are now available for purchase.

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UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal revised

UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal focuses on modelling emissions from point sources and on emissions from incinerators in particular including the relative performance of competing modelling systems ADMS and AERMOD, and it has been updated.

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Air Products gives up on gasification

Air Products has opted to face a $1bn write-off in preference to carrying on with their doomed gasification projects in Tees Valley, and have belatedly decided to get out of the so-called ‘Advanced Thermal Treatment’ business “blaming technical problems and rising costs” (Source).

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UKWIN calls for EIB to de-fund incineration

The following letter was today sent by UKWIN to Jonathan Taylor, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB): Hello Jonathan, We are disappointed to read at http://www.pennon-group.co.uk/media/news/european-investment-bank-confirms-%C2%A3110m-funding-cardiff-erf that the EIB is still supporting incineration projects. The EIB should be supporting the circular economy and removing waste from the residual stream, not perpetuating outdated technologies […]

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