The below information has been provided by UKWIN (UK Without Incineration Network) ahead of Sharon's Westminster Hall debate on waste incineration facilities on Tuesday 11th February.
- https://ukwin.org.uk/oppose-incineration/ - UKWIN's arguments against incineration
- https://ukwin.org.uk/facts/ - Recent incineration-related statistics, including how in Wales 74.5% of residual C&I waste was potentially recyclable (and in many areas across the UK more than half of what is in the residual municipal waste stream is recyclable), indicating we need to be investing in education and better recycling services rather than yet more incineration capacity
- https://ukwin.org.uk/quotes/ - Quotes about incineration, including from EFRACOM, the Government and the National Infrastructure Commission
- https://ukwin.org.uk/2020/01/30/mps-use-westminster-hall-debate-to-raise-concerns-about-incineration/ - UKWIN's account of what was said at the Westminster Hall debate on commercial & industrial waste on 28th January 2020
As before, you should be able to watch the debates live via https://parliamentlive.tv/ and UKWIN will post an account of the debate once the official transcript has been released.
You can read Sharon's work on opposing the gasification plant at Hillthorn Park here.
Constituents are invited to join Sharon on Saturday 8th February at The Hopespring Centre, NE37 3BD, between 10:30-12:30, to discuss the planning application. More details are available here.
If you are from another constituency, and would like to contact your MP about incineration, you can find out who your own local MP is here: WriteToThem.com
UKWIN Campaigning Locally - https://ukwin.org.uk/act-locally
UKWIN Campaigning Nationally - https://ukwin.org.uk/national-campaign