Date(s) - Tuesday 25/06/2019
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Protesting the continued existence of an incinerating waste plant in Derby on the evening of the Community Liaison Group meeting. Derby City and County Council, Renewi, RRS, Environmental Health and local residents attending the meeting will witness the protest.
Burning waste produces toxic emissions. This plant was built on an industrial site but surrounded by residential homes. Local residents suffer from smell, noise, flies and toxic particles in their air.
Burning waste is far from climate neutral. Incinerators actually emit more CO₂ (per megawatt-hour) than coal-fired, natural-gas-fired or even oil-fired power plants.
Denmark, the poster child of Europe’s incineration industry, recently discovered that its incinerators were releasing twice the amount of CO₂ than originally estimated, which led the country to miss its Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas reduction targets. (zerowasteeurope.eu)
Burning waste discourages recycling. The plant can not meet its contractual recycling extraction targets.
Tax payer money spent on incineration, even waste to energy, could be better spent on recycling and composting.