In their summary of responses to the ‘Tackling the plastic problem’ call for evidence, the Government has announced that they are considering an incineration tax to be announced at the forthcoming budget in November. Continue reading »

Revealed: Unreported harmful emissions from English incinerators

New UKWIN report launched 17th July 2018 at the House of Lords. The Report, ‘Waste Incineration and Particulate Pollution: A Failure of Governance’ launched in the House of Lords with cross-party support from John Grogan MP (Labour), Philip Davies MP (Conservative), and Lord Tyler (Liberal Democrat Peer). The documents are available in electronic format from […]

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UKWIN to launch report on incinerator emissions

UKWIN’s new report will be launched at the House of Lords from 10:30am on Tuesday 17th July 2018! For a copy of Waste Incineration and Particulate Pollution: ‘A Failure of Governance’ see: http://ukwin.org.uk/bin/ from 10:30am on Tuesday.

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UKWIN welcomes Government consideration of incineration tax

The Government’s consultation ‘Tackling the plastic problem: Using the tax system or charges to address single-use plastic waste’ closed yesterday. Commenting on the consultation the exchequer secretary Robert Jenrick has been quoted in The Times as stating that: “A number of submissions have advocated a tax on the incineration of waste. There is an argument […]

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New study warns of gasification hazards

A new study, published in the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, raises serious concerns about the safety of treating mixed waste via gasification. The academic paper, written by gasification expert Dr. Andrew N. Rollinson, is entitled ‘Fire, explosion and chemical toxicity hazards of gasification energy from waste’. The article highlights the hazards […]

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SMK Campaigner award for UKWIN

  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.

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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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