Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Waste http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/1/0 en Waste http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/waste <p><img width="400" height="300" src="/files/foecardiff/images/waste_2.jpg" alt="Waste at a landfill site" /></p> <p>Waste at a landfill site.</p> <p>Our throw-away culture is risking people's health and wasting the world's natural resources.</p> <p>Prioritising recycling and investing in waste reduction would go a long way to solving the waste crisis.</p> <h2>Explore the issues</h2> <p><a href="/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/">Reduce reuse and recycle your waste</a></p> <p><a href="/reduce-and-recycle-your-domestic-waste/">How to reduce your domestic waste</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/waste">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/waste#comments Waste Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 134 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff incinerator expansion exhibition http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-expansion-exhibition <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney belching black smoke" width="300" height="209" /></p> <p>Viridor want to change the existing planning permission to increase the maximum limit of waste that can be processed at the Cardiff incinerator from 350,000 tonnes per annum to 425,000 tonnes per annum. This would allow them to import waste from Swansea and West Wales.</p> <p>The exhibition is at the Moorland Community Centre, Moorland Road, Splott, Cardiff CF24 2LG 1630-2000 hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-expansion-exhibition">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-expansion-exhibition#comments archive Waste Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:21:25 +0000 Chris 629 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop coffee cup waste http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-coffee-cup-waste <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/coffee_cup_waste.jpg" alt="Disposable paper coffee cups" width="480" height="307" />n</p> <p>Up to 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are thrown away every year. Friends of the Earth want Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom to back new rules to end coffee cup waste.</p> <p>While some cafes promote re-usable and recyclable cups, action is needed to make all the big coffee chains end the waste.</p> <p>In the UK less than 1 in 400 of coffee-cups are recycled. Some of the cups can&rsquo;t be recycled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-coffee-cup-waste">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-coffee-cup-waste#comments Waste Coffee cups Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:30:50 +0000 Chris 624 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff incinerator court case http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney belching smoke" width="300" height="209" /></p> <p>Barrister Alex Goodman told the Cardiff High Court that Cardiff council must &ldquo;quash&rdquo; their decisions that allowed Viridor to start building their incinerator because they were taken unlawfully.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:02:01 +0000 Chris 588 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Environment Bill may stop incinerator contract http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags containing recyclable items" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Prosiect Gwyrdd contract to burn waste in Viridor&rsquo;s Cardiff incinerator may be stopped by the Environment Bill. The council was due to be sign an expensive 25-year contract with Viridor at the end of September, but it is threatened by the draft Bill which was published on 23rd October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:50:22 +0000 Chris 587 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff Council waste collection consultation http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Welsh Government has set a 70 per cent waste diversion target for councils to achieve by 2025. While councils in Wales have achieved significant increases in the amount of waste diverted they still have some way to go to achieve the target.</p> <p>Recent research by Cardiff Council has found that half of the materials in residual (black bag) waste in some areas could have been recycled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation#comments archive Waste Cardiff Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:02:22 +0000 Chris 583 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Legal challenge to the Cardiff waste incinerator http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/legal-challenge-cardiff-waste-incinerator <p><img width="300" height="209" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Smoke from an incinerator chimney" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Friends of the Earth Cymru has launched a legal challenge against plans by the Welsh Government to fund a massive &pound;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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/legal-challenge-cardiff-waste-incinerator">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/legal-challenge-cardiff-waste-incinerator#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:40:46 +0000 Chris 584 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Welsh Government approves incinerator grant http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/welsh-government-approves-incinerator-grant <p><img width="500" height="309" alt="Graph showing waste rising from 165,000 tonnes to 180,000 tonnes and target for it to fall from 154,000 tonnes to 960,000 tonnes between 2015 and 2041. The Guaranteed Minimum Tonnage is set at 350,000 tonnes." src="/files/foecardiff/images/PG_comparison_of_contract_waste_forecasts_-_Final_Business_Case.png" /></p> <p><em>Source: Prosiect Gwyrdd Welsh Government Final Business Case Clarifications</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/welsh-government-approves-incinerator-grant">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/welsh-government-approves-incinerator-grant#comments archive Waste waste Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:45:04 +0000 Chris 577 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Zero waste policy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/zero-waste-policy <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Cardiff_recycling_lorry_2011.jpg" alt="Cardiff recycling lorry" width="500" height="359" /></p> <p>Recycling in operation <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Instead of sending waste to landfill or for incineration we should recycle or compost it.</p> <p>Friends of the Earth believes that councils should adopt Zero Waste policies as a goal to be achieved within 25 years. Zero waste means we should:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/zero-waste-policy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/zero-waste-policy#comments Waste Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 admin 27 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Reject the Viridor incinerator bid http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reject-viridor-incinerator-bid <p><img width="300" height="209" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Incinerator chimney belching smoke" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>The councillors of Caerphilly, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, and Vale of Glamorgan are due in the next few days to vote on whether to accept Viridor's bid to burn council black bag waste in their incinerator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reject-viridor-incinerator-bid">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/reject-viridor-incinerator-bid#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:33:19 +0000 Chris 555 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk