Briefings and Reports

Campaigners for sustainable waste management and against incineration require good quality, factual information to support arguments and to help educate decision-makers. This section of the UKWIN website provides an archive of useful briefings and reports that can be used either as they are or to inform new documents such as planning objections.

UKWIN Gasification Failures Briefing (November 2016)

Provides information about more than a dozen examples of gasification/pyrolysis failures in the UK.

DOWNLOAD UKWIN Gasification Failures in the UK Briefing (November 2016)

UKWIN Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal (May 2016)

Focuses on modelling emissions from point sources and on emissions from
incinerators in particular.

DOWNLOAD UKWIN Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal (May 2016)

Eunomia Report on Climate Change Impacts of Residual Waste Treatment for UKWIN (July 2011)

Commissioned for the Shropshire (Battlefield) public inquiry, this report compares the climate change impacts of incinerating or landfilling Shropshire’s residual waste. The report concludes that in some instances incineration can be even worse than landfill in climate change terms. The report does not investigate the climate change impacts of alternatives such as recycling, AD or MBT.

DOWNLOAD Eunomia Report on Climate Change Impacts of Residual Waste Treatment (July 2011)

UKWIN Briefing on DEFRA’S Waste Review (June 2011)


12-page briefing by UKWIN on DEFRA’s 2011 waste review and associated documents. UKWIN’s submissions and response to the waste review are available on the consultation submissions page.

DOWNLOAD UKWIN Briefing on DEFRA’S Waste Review (June 2011)

DOWNLOAD UKWIN 2-Page Initial Response to DEFRA’S Waste Review

UKWIN Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Briefing for Waste Campaigners (May 2010)

A briefing produced by UKWIN on anaerobic digestion (AD) for use by waste campaigners.

DOWNLOAD UKWIN Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Briefing for Waste Campaigners (May 2010)

CLICK HERE to view a page about the AD briefing (which also links to the relevant appendices)

UKWIN Pyrolysis and Gasification Briefing (May 2010)

A briefing produced by UKWIN on Pyrolysis and Gasification for use by waste campaigners.

DOWNLOAD UKWIN Pyrolysis and Gasification Briefing (May 2010)

DOWNLOAD UKWIN Pyrolysis and Gasification Briefing Appendices (May 2010)

Friends of the Earth Briefing on Sorting Residual Waste (June 2008)

A guide for councils to save money and help the environment by cutting back on residual waste, via increased recycling and reuse

DOWNLOAD FoE Briefing on Sorting Residual Waste (June 2008)

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