By continuing you accept Avaaz's Privacy Policy which explains how your data can be used and how it is secured.
Got it
We use cookies to analyse how visitors use this website and to help us provide you the best possible experience. View our Cookie Policy.
The world's largest and most effective online campaigning community for change

Stop the building of Waste Incinerator at Plymouth Devonport

Stop the building of Waste Incinerator at Plymouth Devonport


Why this is important

'Energy From Waste' is one of the most expensive ways of generating electricity - it is also one of the dirtiest. It produces up to 5% of highly toxic 'fly ash' that has to be stored safely for generations, and 30% 'bottom ash' that in this case will be effectively dumped in Buckfastleigh.

It is in fact an expensive and polluting way of avoiding land fill tax and is neither an effective waste disposal method nor energy generator.

At a time when we are looking to reduce waste production by increasing recycling, this would be an investment in continued waste production. In a few years we could be in the same position as Sweden, who are having to import waste from other countries to keep their incinerators fed. We propose the government use the money to promote recycling and invest in clean energy instead.

Let's not turn Devonport and Buckfastleigh into the bonfire & dumping grounds of Devon and beyond...

Posted February 11, 2013
Report this as inappropriate
Click To Copy: