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United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN)

UKWIN represents more than 85 anti-incineration groups in the UK and advocates more sustainable approaches to waste management. Compared to incineration, recycling and re-use are cheaper, more flexible and better for both the environment and the economy.
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Pollution

Burned: Merthyr's fight for clean air and green jobs

The Ecologist

27th June, 2011

What would you do if an American company planned to site a huge incinerator - bigger than the Millennium Stadium - above your town? How would you feel if you knew that no existing technology could prevent that incinerator pumping out toxic chemicals? more...
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CAMPAIGN HERO: Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

Matilda Lee

5th April, 2011

The head of the UK's grassroots anti-incineration network on working towards a zero waste economy, encouraging community engagement and avoiding 'defeatist' language more...
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UK can achieve 'zero waste' without incineration

Tom Levitt

5th October, 2010

Current 'dump it or burn it' mindset can only be resolved by moving away from incineration and landfill and aiming for a zero waste policy, say campaigners more...

Landfill could be greener than recycling when it comes to plastic bottles

Eric Johnson

8th September 2010

For regions with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, disposing of bottles in landfill generates a lower carbon footprint than recycling or incineration... more...
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The new green face of incineration technology

Mark Jansen

18th May, 2010

Incineration is a dirty word amongst environmentalists, its reputation earned through the use of outdated technology. Could new techniques help bring green approval to energy-from-waste facilities? more...

UK losing £650m a year by binning and burning waste

Ecologist

7th October, 2009

A report from Friends of the Earth reveals the huge extent of the pollution and financial losses caused by our love of landfill and incineration more...
Ecologist Archive

Fire resistant: 'Why I went to jail to protect my daughter from toxic polluters'

Terri Swearingen

1st December, 2004

How far would you go to fight plans for a new waste incinerator? One woman went all the way... more...
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I love incinerators

Mark Anslow

15th May, 2008

When it comes to selling incinerators, only the best PR will do. Mark Anslow reports more...
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Incinerators: the lethal consequences of breathing fire

Pat Thomas

6th September, 2007

Despite the best efforts of the industry to rebrand and clean up incineration, the fact remains that today's incinerators still permit pollution. more...
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Less waste, more speed

Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes

29th March, 2007

Growing crops to solve the planet’s energy needs doesn’t work. Recycling the energy in our waste just might have a significant part to play. By Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes more...
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Such a waste

News

16th March, 2007

One third of the contents of an average British fridge ends up in landfill, a new report from the government's waste and recycling body, Wrap (The Waste and Resources Action Programme), is expected to reveal. more...

incineration: 1/16 of 16

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Bin your bin

Jon Hughes

1st July, 2006

If you don't want an incinerator near you, you are either going to have to move to a rich neighbourhood or bin your bin... more...
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Debate: Sports Utility Vehicles (4x4s)

Michael Harvey and Paul Kingsnorth

21st May, 2005

Are SUVs a crime against civilisation, or paragons of efficiency? Are they ugly, arrogant and antisocial, or bright, beautiful and mobile? And do the polar passions they arouse pit the politics of envy against the Americanisation of British culture? Paul Kingsnorth and Michael Harvey discuss

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Are you too well behaved

Diane Wilson

1st October, 2004

The US authorities have allowed Formosa Plastics and other chemicals corporations to poison the waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast for decades. When local shrimp-boat operator Diane Wilson found out what was going on she single-handedly set about forcing Formosa to clean up its act. more...
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Like Flowers Breaking through the Cement

Holly Wren

1st April, 2003

Many people dismiss environmentalism as a middle-class luxury that few can afford. But in Mexico City a group of impoverished street punks are pioneering radical social alternatives because their survival depends on it. Holly Wren reports. more...

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