the-wasteline-waste+resource-management_Jul2014-coverA briefing paper produced by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has raised a number of concerns relating to incineration and recommended that “the Treasury should launch a consultation on how incineration can be reduced most effectively”, advising that: “The terms of reference should include an examination of the costs and benefits of introducing fiscal incentives to reduce incineration, introducing regulations to ban the incineration of specific materials, and doing nothing”. Continue reading »

New Barnfield refusal: Another victory for common sense!

The Secretary of State has agreed with the Planning Inspector to refuse planning consent for the 380ktpa incinerator proposed by Veolia for Hertfordshire. Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said: “Development within the green belt will not be allowed unless there are very special circumstances, and in this case, the benefits of […]

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EC proposes 70% recycling target

The European Commission has adopted proposals including a target of 70% recycling of municipal waste by 2030. These legislative proposals will now pass to the European Council and the European Parliament.

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Green Bank: Stop Banking on Big Biomass & Waste Incineration

Join Biofuelwatch, UKWIN and local campaigners for protests at the Green Investment Bank’s two Annual Review events in London on 25th and Edinburgh on 26th June.

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Eunomia Report reveals incineration overcapacity

The sixth issue of Eunomia’s Residual Waste Infrastructure Review is out, and it shows that there has been further increases in incineration capacity at a time when residual waste arisings have been falling. If one combines Eunomia’s forecasts with the 2015 and 2020 trends for English waste arisings set out in the Government’s February 2013 paper Forecasting 2020 waste […]

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Big drop in landfilling

Landfill Tax data released by HMRC shows that landfilling of household, industrial and commercial waste in the UK continues to fall.

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Many ask EFRACOM for more recycling, less incineration

UKWIN has provided written evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s inquiry into Waste Management in England.

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EfW Guide Chapter 5 comes down hard on gasification and pyrolysis

On the 26th of February 2014 the Government published a revised version of ‘Energy from Waste – a guide to the debate’, a document which is intended “to provide a starting point for discussions about the role energy from waste might have in managing waste”. The Government’s EfW Guide is available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/energy-from-waste-a-guide-to-the-debate Importantly, the […]

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Joint letter to the Treasury opposing UK Guarantee Scheme’s support of biomass and incineration

On Wednesday 18 December at 2pm Biofuelwatch, Friends of the Earth, UK Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) and Campaign Against Climate Change will deliver a joint letter calling on the Treasury to drop biomass electricity and waste incineration projects from their short list of ‘pre-qualified’ projects for preferential loan guarantee support under the UK Guarantee Scheme. […]

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Report reveals incineration overcapacity constraint to recycling

Issue 5 of Eunomia’s Residual Waste Infrastructure Review was published on the 28th of November 2013. The Report reveals both residual waste treatment overcapacity and the constraining effect of long-term waste management contracts on recycling.

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End of the line for Shore Road incinerator?

Grundon’s planning application for a 90ktpa incinerator on Shore Road, near Perth Prison, was first refused in 2009 and its appeal was rejected by Scottish Ministers in November 2010. Grundon then submitted an amended planning application that was refused in February 2012, and on the 19th of August 2013 the appeal for this amended application was also rejected by Scottish […]

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