On Wednesday evening 21st March 2018 UKWIN received the David & Goliath Award from the Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) as part of the 2018 National Campaigner Awards ceremony. Continue reading »

Clarification and Apology (FAO ChatandSpinRadio.com listeners)

During two interviews on ChatandSpinRadio.com on 24 January 2018 and 30 January 2018 relating to Rolton Kilbride’s proposed gasification development in Washington, Sunderland, I [Shlomo Dowen] made statements about Rolton Kilbride that  I now wish to retract. For the avoidance of doubt: Nothing I said during the course of the interview broadcast on ChatandSpinRaod.com on […]

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UKWIN welcome London Assembly call for incineration curbs

As part of their investigation into Waste Management in London, the London Assembly’s Environment Committee has published a damning report into Energy from Waste which calls for strong action from the London Mayor to tackle the issue of recyclable and compostable material being sent for incineration. The report states that: “London must begin to limit […]

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Chief Defra scientist says incineration extinguishes innovation

Prof. Ian Boyd appeared before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACOM) on the 31st of January 2018 to discuss his work as Defra Chief Scientific Adviser. Professor Boyd was one of the principal author’s of the recently-published ‘From Waste to Resource Productivity’ report which emphasised the importance of moving away from incineration and […]

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Incineration criticised at Westminster Forum circular economy event

Concerns about incineration were expressed by respected waste figures at a Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar on “Priorities for UK waste and recycling policy and developing the circular economy” that took place in London. Around two hundred delegates gathered on Thursday, 18th January 2018 to hear MPs and speakers from across the […]

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UKWIN calls on NIC to accept end of the line for incineration

In a heavy-hitting 15-page submission to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), UKWIN calls for the NIC’s investigation into infrastructure capacity requirements to accept that we have reached the end of the line when it comes to building new incineration capacity in the UK.

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UKWIN nominated for ‘Hot 100’ award

UKWIN’s National Coordinator Shlomo Dowen is one of several ‘anti-incineration’ and ‘pro Zero Waste’ nominees for Resource Magazine’s Hot 100 award. For details on the nominees and instructions for voting please visit http://hot100.resource.co/ or vote for Shlomo directly via http://hot100.resource.co/nominee/shlomo-dowen NOTE: You are entitled to vote for multiple nominees, you just need to vote for one at […]

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UKWIN to speak at London Assembly Incineration Meeting

On Thursday 7th December 2017 the London Assembly’s Environment Committee will be discussing issues relating to incineration as part of the Committee’s investigation into waste management in London. Shlomo Dowen, the National Coordinator of the UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), will be one of the guest attending the meeting. UKWIN has provided written evidence to […]

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Ask your MP to support a ban on new incinerators!

There is now more committed incineration capacity than genuinely residual waste to burn, so it is vital that we stop building more incinerators in the UK. The emissions, the impact on climate change, the harm to recycling and the fact it simply isn’t needed all make incineration an expensive folly that we can ill afford. […]

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UKWIN comment on Eunomia’s incineration overcapacity warning

Eunomia’s Residual Waste Infrastructure Review (12th Issue) is now available via: http://www.eunomia.co.uk/reports-tools/residual-waste-infrastructure-review-12th-issue/ The matter is covered by the BBC in an article entitled: Burning policy puts pressure on recycling targets available from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40831628 which reports that: Eunomia’s Dominic Hogg accused the government of withdrawing from waste and resources policy over the last seven years. This has led, he says, to […]

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Derby waste contract exposed

Long-term waste contracts are often the most expensive contracts a council ever signs, but residents are usually excluded from knowing the details of what has been agreed in their name. One route to obtain this information is through the use of Freedom of Information (FoI) and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests, but in many cases […]

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