Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth Cymru has launched a legal challenge against plans by the Welsh Government to fund a massive £105m waste incinerator in Cardiff. The action comes as Cardiff City Council and its partners are poised to sign a contract committing the city to 25 years of waste incineration.
In August the Welsh Government Minister for Natural Resources and Food approved £4.2m in annual funding for the incinerator. Friends of the Earth believe that:
Friends of the Earth Wales Director Gareth Clubb said: “Burning huge mountains of rubbish will not deal with our waste problems – it’s ineffective and an expensive use of taxpayers’ money.
“The Welsh Government must look at alternatives to incineration - recycling creates ten times more jobs and re-using the items we throw away saves money.
“Our concerns are so serious we want a judge to decide whether taxpayers’ money should be pumped in to an outdated incinerator.”