Stop incinerator ash being classed as recycling

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The Welsh Assembly Government is consulting on its future waste policy. If the guidance is not changed it will allow bottom ash from incinerators to be included in recycling targets.

There are serious concerns over whether this ash is safe. Doing this also supports incineration as a way of dealing with municipal waste often at the expense of recycling.

Environment Agency decision on the Cardiff incinerator announced

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On 4 November 2010 the Environment Agency announced its decision on whether give Viridor an Environmental Permit to operate their huge, polluting and wasteful incinerator in Cardiff. Unfortunately they have chosen to ignore the evidence that the Cardiff Against the Incinerator campaign submitted and have given Viridor the green light.

Despite this setback the campaign goes on.

Cardiff Incinerator update 19 October 2010

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National Assembly incinerator protest

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Cardiff Incinerator Protest at the National Assembly building in Cardiff Bay on 12 October. About 30 people attended which is good for a week day. Our message is really getting through to those who matter. We need to keep up the pressure if we are to succeed.

Incinerator protest on 12 Oct and EA permit decision delay

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Demonstration against the Cardiff incinerator

Cardiff Against the Incinerator will hold a demonstration on Tuesday 12 October, People will gather at 10.30 am on the steps of the National Assembly Building in Cardiff Bay. The demonstration will be between 11 am and 1 pm.

Cardiff Incinerator campaign update

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The campaign group Cardiff Against the Incinerator of which Cardiff Friends of the Earth is a part, displayed its strength holding two simultaneous successful events on 7 September 2010.

Environment Agency threatens to give incinerator the green light

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The Environment Agency has announced that it is 'minded' to give the go-ahead to a massive, polluting, and wasteful incinerator at Ocean Park in Cardiff. However it is not too late to change their minds.

Cardiff Friends of the Earth believe that this draft decision is deeply flawed as it is based on outdated and incomplete information. The evidence the Environment Agency used to reach its draft decision is flawed in several ways:

Incinerator - public information session, Fri 30th July

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In a shock move, Cardiff Council have granted planning permission to Viridor's second application for an incinerator in Splott. This is in spite of the fact that the new application is almost identical to the first application which was refused by the Council.

Viridor submits a second Cardiff incinerator application

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Viridor Waste Management have submitted a second planning application for a large incinerator or “energy from waste facility” in Cardiff. This application is almost identical to the first one which was rejected by Cardiff Council. The proposed Viridor incinerator would be at Glass Avenue, Trident Park in Splott, between Ocean Way and the docks. It would burn 350,000 tonnes of waste a year.

Viridor appeals against rejection of first Cardiff incinerator application

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Cardiff County Council's planning committee rejected Viridor's first application for a huge, polluting and wasteful incinerator at Trident Park, Glass Avenue, Splott in June 2009. The reason the planning committee gave was that waste would be brought to be burnt in the incinerator from outside the local area.

No to waste incinerator for Cardiff

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Waste company Viridor has announced plans to build a massive incinerator in Cardiff Bay to dispose of our rubbish.

If built, it would:

  • be capable of burning three times as much rubbish as Cardiff sends to landfill sites every year
  • take waste from across south Wales
  • discourage more efforts to increase recycling and composting

Cardiff Friends of the Earth says

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