A new journal article examines the poor thermal efficiency and technical challenges associated with the pyrolysis of mixed waste and, by extension, other ‘advanced thermal treatment’ technologies such as gasification. The article written by Andrew Neil Rollinson (University of Loughborough) and Jumoke Mojisola Oladejo (University of Nottingham) is entitled “‘Patented blunderings’, efficiency awareness, and self-sustainability claims in the pyrolysis energy from waste sector”. It is schedule to be published by Elsevier in Volume 141 of the journal ‘Resources, Conservation and Recycling’ in February 2019 but is available for free from today until the 23rd of December 2018 from https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1X-E33HVLKaZLr. Continue reading »

2018 Budget threatens an incineration tax

The Treasury’s October 2018 Budget Report states that: “…the government wants to maximise the amount of waste sent to recycling instead of incineration and landfill. Should wider policies not deliver the government’s waste ambitions in the future, it will consider the introduction of a tax on the incineration of waste, in conjunction with landfill tax, taking account of […]

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UKWIN Climate change study finds burning waste is rubbish

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today (Monday 22nd October 2018) launched a report that looks into the climate change impacts of waste incineration in the UK.

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Are we only a month away from an incineration tax?

We now know that the Chancellor’s next budget statement is due to take place on Monday 29th October 2018. We also know that serious consideration is being given to the inclusion of a tax on waste incineration as part of the forthcoming budget. An incineration tax might be only a month away!

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Government shortlists incineration tax for Autumn budget

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 the Autumn.

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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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