Waste incinerators are proven to be a disincentive to waste reduction. Because councils are tied in to a contract to feed the furnace, waste incinerators are an inflexible solution that can do only one thing and that is burn rubbish.
An over capacity of waste incinerators in Europe has resulted in many countries having to import waste and burn recyclables.
There is already an over capacity of waste treatment facilities in the UK . We do NOT need to build anymore waste incinerators.
The waste companies are perpetrating a myth that there is an urgent waste problem that can only be solved through incineration.
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