Speaking about the appointment of Rory Stewart MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary with responsibility for ‘resource and environmental management’ the National Coordinator of the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN), Shlomo Dowen, said:
Locking our valuable materials into incineration is a serious long-term risk to UK resource security. Government-subsidised and Government-sanctioned incineration overcapacity harms the markets for recycling and reduces the marginal benefits of waste minimisation and re-use schemes, causing significant environmental harm. As such, UKWIN calls on the new Resource minister to work with us and his colleagues in Government to develop an incineration exit strategy that will allow for a move to a zero waste circular economy.
Those concerned about waste incineration can make their thoughts and feelings known to the new Resource Minister by writing to him at: email@example.com