Waste

Incinerator plans a load of rubbish

 Anti-incinerator protestors outside the National Assembly of Wales building

The protest against incineration at the Welsh Assembly Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Campaigners from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Newport protested today at the National Assembly of Wales today against Welsh Government sponsored incineration schemes. This comes against a background of council incompetence and incinerator bids collapsing.

Assembly anti-incinerator lobby

Incinerator chimney belching smoke

Cardiff Against the Incinerator, Stop Newport Incinerator Campaign, and United Valleys Action Group would like you to tell your AM face-to-face that you don't want incinerators in Wales.

We are holding a mass rally at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 15 November 2011 at 12 pm and you will be able to voice your concerns about the proposals to build incinerators to your AM.

Merthyr campaign victory over Covanta

Smoke rising from an incinerator chimney 

Campaigners in Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys have won their campaign against Covanta's application for a 750,000-tonne incinerator at Brig y Cwm, Merthyr Tydfil. Congratulations to them on their victory.

This proves that a mass, community-based campaign can work and that we can stop incineration, not just in individual towns, but in all of Wales.

Why Viridor's incinerator is bad

chimney and smoke

Cardiff Friends of the Earth has several concerns about Viridor's proposal for an incinerator in Cardiff.

Incinerator activists rename road

People wearing face masks standing next to new sign road for road leading to cardiff incinerator

The new sign for the road leading to the proposed Cardiff incinerator site. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On 5 September 2011 Cardiff Against the Incinerator activists held an unveiling ceremony to rename the road leading to the proposed incinerator site.

Changes to waste collection in Cardiff

Recycling lorry on Cardiff Street

Recycling Lorry. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Waste collection arrangements for all households in Cardiff will change on 12 September 2011. The collection day will also change for many people.

Cardiff Against the Incinerator public meeting

Incinerator chimney smoke

Stepping up the fight

Monday 11 July 2011 7pm

Old Iilts RFC, 1 Splott Road, Cardiff CF24 1HA

Come and hear Vaughan Gething AM and Dr Linda Evans from the Merthyr Incinerator campaign speak about the latest situation.

Stop incinerator ash being classed as recycling

Waste incinerator chimney

The Welsh Assembly Government is consulting on its future waste policy. If the guidance is not changed it will allow bottom ash from incinerators to be included in recycling targets.

There are serious concerns over whether this ash is safe. Doing this also supports incineration as a way of dealing with municipal waste often at the expense of recycling.

Environment Agency decision on the Cardiff incinerator announced

black smoke coming out of an industrial chimney

On 4 November 2010 the Environment Agency announced its decision on whether give Viridor an Environmental Permit to operate their huge, polluting and wasteful incinerator in Cardiff. Unfortunately they have chosen to ignore the evidence that the Cardiff Against the Incinerator campaign submitted and have given Viridor the green light.

Despite this setback the campaign goes on.

Cardiff Incinerator update 19 October 2010

Smoke coming from an industrial chimney

 

National Assembly incinerator protest

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Cardiff Incinerator Protest at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 12 October. About 30 people attended which is good for a week day. Our message is really getting through to those who matter. We need to keep up the pressure if we are to succeed.

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