Saturday, 19 December 2009

Incinerator projects dropping like flies

While the politicians have decided not to even pretend to try to keep global warming below 2 degrees, ordinary people are succesfully defeating waste incineration.

Recycling rates in the UK have been increasing by 3% per year
The Government and the incinerator industry has been pushing for new incinerators to be built, in some cases with PFI funding, in almost all cases with long contracts that will require waste & cash for 25 years or more.
Friends of the Earth's complete waste solution
There are still a lot of proposed projects
Friends of the Earth's UK waste page

Derby incinerator turned down at planning
Surrey dropping incineration
Luton dropping out of the waste PFI
Rufford (Sherwood Forest) inquiry adjourned until after Easter 2010
North Devon incinerator plans 'mothballed'
Tockwith, North Yorkshire
Telford and Wrekin Council unanimously reject Sita’s waste incinerator proposal
Sita withdraws Ernesettle plans
Oxfordshire – Sutton Courtenay and Ardley
(Indefinite?) delays in Hull
Dunbar proposals defeated -
Cornwall planning victory (to be followed by a victory at the public inquiry next year?!)
Cardiff incinerator plan dropped

As a result of this, DEFRA’s list of PFI projects only has 2 projects left for approval with Hull, Derby and Dorset leaving the list in the last few days. Also many approved PFIs are still not built

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