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 the rate of improvement in recycling slowing down, and then going into reverse in England.
Mr Hogg said: “The most significant changes in recent years have been the switch from landfilling of waste to incinerating it. This reflects a complete absence of ambition, and gives rise to costs that are not justified by the benefits.”
“Are we leaving the EU so that we can regain the tag of ‘the dirty man of Europe?’”
He pointed out that it used to appear environmentally beneficial to burn waste rather than coal. But now the UK’s energy stock is cleaner, incineration looks an increasingly dirty option.
According to Shlomo Dowen, National Coordinator of the UK Without Incineration Network:
“Most reports on residual waste treatment capacity are commissioned by companies with a financial stake in investment in new waste incineration capacity, whereas Eunomia’s reports are more independent.
“Eunomia’s latest report confirms that we will soon have more incineration capacity than residual waste. However, this understates the problem because much of what is currently described as ‘residual waste’ can actually be recycled or composted.
“We already have more incineration capacity than we will have genuinely residual waste to burn, and so have already reached ‘overcapacity’ in the UK. We need to be recycling our waste, not wasting millions of pounds building yet more incinerators that will be redundant in a Circular Economy.”

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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UKWIN given Earthmovers award

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 […]

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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

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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

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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

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UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal revised

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