Category Archives: Interesting Articles

Landfill tonnages more than halve from 2001 levels

Extract from mrw.co.uk article. “The amount of waste being sent to landfill at the standard rate of landfill tax has more than halved since the 2000/2001 financial year, according to new figures.” “HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) landfill tax bulletin … Continue reading

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Incineration discussed in House of Parliment

On Tuesday 5th April 2011 Stephen Gilbert (Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay, Cornwall) articulated a series of reasons why incineration should be opposed. Here are some highlights, starting with Stephen Gilbert MP’s opening comments: The issue that … Continue reading

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March Newsletter

We’ve not been in touch as we’ve been waiting for NYCC to issue details of their planned spending cuts – disclosed w/c 14th February 2011. As we consider that the council’s proposals to spend £1.4 billion over the life of … Continue reading

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Anti-Incinerator petition gathers momentum

The NYWAG (North Yorkshire Waste Action Group) petition which is being handed in to Downing Street today is gathering momentum. Since the petition, which totals over 9,000 signatures from North Yorkshire voters opposed to the £1.2bn NYCC waste incineration plan, … Continue reading

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Anti-Incineration Petition Delivered to Downing Street

Two North Yorkshire MPs and representatives from the campaign group NYWAG (North Yorkshire Waste Action Group) opposed to plans for a huge incineration waste plant near Harrogate, have delivered a petition to the Prime Minister in Downing Street today. The … Continue reading

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Newsletter 5: Protest Delayed

Thank you to everyone who is spending a lot of time making sure that our decision makers realise that they will be making a very bad decision if they decide to approve the incinerator alternative on December 15th. It’s the … Continue reading

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Protest held over North Yorkshire waste plant plan

BBC news coverage of the protest outside the Swan Hotel on the 22nd September 2010. Read the full article here.

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NYWAG responds to latest AWRP newsletter

NYWAG have released a response to the latest glossy brochure from the marketing machine of AmeyCespa. Read the full response here.

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Incinerator rapped as 19th century

A WORLD-renowned academic has accused two Yorkshire councils of “living in the 19th century” over controversial plans to build a multi-million pound incinerator to burn waste. Professor Paul Connett, who has emerged as a leading environmental campaigner over the last … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Burning Issues To Be Aired?

An anti-incineration campaign group is holding a public meeting to look at whether the Council really needs to build a £900 million burner for our waste. The public meeting has been organised by YRAIN (York Residents Against Incineration) – part … Continue reading

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