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Support for UK communities fighting against Waste Incineration. We want alternatives to manage waste

Many communities across the UK are fighting their local councils about decisions to build waste incinerators in towns, near homes, on farm land and in areas of natural beauty and interest. There are many more planned for the UK. The USA has not commissioned an Incinerator since the mid 1990's however they are still being built in the UK by American companies. There are better, greener and healthier alternatives to waste management. Typically councils are locked into 25 year contracts and agree to provide the privately owned incinerator companies with a certain quota of waste or else face hefty fines. This undermines recycling and is bad news for the whole of the UK as in areas with incinerators rubbish set aside for recycling is diverted to these incinerators. Please support this campaign.

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      • Winston commented  · 

        There is no justifiable reason to promote incineration to the degree it is being forced on us in the UK. Times have rapidly changed and this is old and dangerous technology.

        The increasing volume of evidence and research now gathering reveals the long term dangers of incinerators to human life yet it seems the voices and health of the UK population count for nothing against the Euros and Dollars of the international companies contracted to build these monstrosities.

      • p hall commented  · 

        I think its discusting that veolia (french company) has the right to build an incinerator in our town (shrewsbury) with tax payers money , We dont even want the thing. We are paying for our own early deaths.

      • Dave Taylor commented  · 

        Incineration is a waste of money and a waste of waste.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Thank goodness 38 degrees has at last made response despite our calls. We have certainly responded with calls to help on other issues.
        Incinerators remain one of the most grosss violation of Britains clean air rights.
        Whilst fumes and noise in establishing and running these monsters are an insult to the communities

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I wholeheartedly support a 38 degrees campaign helping unite the fragmented individual campaigns against incineration in this country. The government pretend it's an issue for local authorities but can overturn decisions made at that level. They are sneaking a pro-incineration policy in by the back door and we need to present a united opposition.

      • LHayden commented  · 

        We need a joint protest - everyone in the UK together. We are all having our meetings and marches etc locally but if we all marched and protested together maybe it would make more of an impact...and writing letters letters to chosen people on the same day for maximum impact too. Look at the proposed site in Plymouth (kindly being decided on Dec 22nd!)...nearest home 64 metres away, in a valley surrounded by homes and next to a Naval Base and next to where nuclear dismantling is coming!!!!! What we do to deserve this?

      • Paul Sykes commented  · 

        Bonfire of the vanities: Scandalous ineptitude. Residents, ratepayers, their children, the region as a whole and the environment will suffer for 25 years and beyond if this monstrous leviathon is unleashed. Incinerators are damaging to the environment, public health and the economy. It is burning money and should be stopped!

      • Sue Kemp commented  · 

        Please read this article (http://www.no-burn.org/lucca-italy-is-incinerator-free-a-short-history) - there are far too many people currently planning to build incinerators in the UK, in fact one is one too many - we should learn from history and start to close down our existing incinerators rather than building more... We have the right to breathe fresh, clean air - we don't want incinerators. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle..

      • David Evershed commented  · 

        Municipal waste volumes are reducing and the bulk of what remains can be treated by anaerobic digestion.

        Instead local councils are engaging in joint ventures with companies to burn the waste, regardles of the environmental damage.

      • Annabel Franklin commented  · 

        I do not want an incinerator on this site but happy to look at recycling options.

      • Michael Gallagher commented  · 

        Why aren't we following the lead of San Francisco which is recycling 77% of its waste, and is aiming for 100% by 2020 with no incineration or landfill?

      • Michael Gallagher commented  · 

        Why aren't we following the lead of San Francisco which is recycling 77% of its waste, and is aiming for 100% by 2020 with no incineration or landfill?

      • Michael Gallagher commented  · 

        Why aren't we following the lead of San Francisco which is recycling 77% of its waste, and is aiming for 100% by 2020 with no incineration or landfill?

      • Michael Gallagher commented  · 

        Why aren't we following the lead of San Francisco which is recycling 77% of its waste, and is aiming for 100% by 2020 with no incineration or landfill?

      • Michael Gallagher commented  · 

        Why aren't we following the lead of San Francisco which is recycling 77% of its waste, and is aiming for 100% by 2020 with no incineration or landfill?

      • David Evershed commented  · 

        The waste that is left after maximum recycling and composting should be burned in a Plasma Gas incinerator which is completely enclosed, has no emissions and what is left is a kind of glass which is inert.

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