Packaging company DS Smith’s White Paper ‘One Step Away from Zero Waste‘ includes a call for an incineration tax and a recognition of incineration as a barrier to the circular economy. Continue reading »

UKWIN welcomes EFRACOM’s incinerator caution

Today the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACOM) published their report into Waste Management in England. Shlomo Dowen, National Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), commented: “I commend the report’s calls for maximising recycling, its recognition that put-or-pay clauses in incinerator contracts can undermine incentives to recycle, and the Committee’s recommendation […]

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Greater GIB Powers Should Come With Greener Responsibility

Ed Miliband has called for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) to have “real powers to borrow and attract investment”.  The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) and Biofuelwatch have responded by saying that any increase in funding or powers for the GIB should be linked to a responsibility to be greener in their investments.

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Landfill rates continue to fall

Even with economic growth there has been another big fall in standard rate landfilling in the UK. Landfill tax data was published on 27th August for period up to June 2014. In the 12 months to 30th June just 16.6m tonnes of non-inert waste was landfilled compared to 18.6m for the year before. By 2020 […]

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Circular Economy report calls for incineration tax consideration

The recently published report ‘Ever-Decreasing Circles: Closing in on the Circular Economy‘, produced collaboratively by RWM Ambassadors, has called for a review of the potential for an incineration tax amongst other measures.

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IPPR briefing paper recommends reducing incineration

A 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 […]

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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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