Stop Ratcliffe Incinerator

GREEN FUTURE

There is no bigger threat facing humanity than the impacts of climate change and for that reason we not only need to oppose the new incinerator, but require our local authorities to invest in our future:


  • Provide a weekly food waste collection for composting or anaerobic digestion
  • Provide a free garden waste service for grass cuttings and hedge trimmings
  • Introduce kerbside glass collection
  • Ensure waste contracts reward reductions in residual waste by avoiding or exiting long-term waste incineration contracts
  • Invest in waste education to save money that would otherwise be spent on disposal
  • Introduce a re-use scheme for local bring sites (HWRCs)
  • Promote re-use networks such as Freegle and Freecycle, including to those seeking bulky waste collection
  • Enhance commitment to green procurement and give preference to buying items that can 

    be (or that have been) recycled


Instead of burning waste at the Ratcliffe on Soar Site the Labour Party would propose an Energy Hub

to develop Renewable Energy projects as part of a Green New Deal plan, in Partnership with local Universities and High-tech Science businesses. This Energy Hub could carry out research into:


  1. How the UK can deal with waste more effectively.
  2. What technologies can be used to recycle more of mixed waste.
  3. What methods can be implemented to encourage people to recycle more.
  4. How can plastics be more effectively recycled.
  5. Are government regulations required to limit the range of plastics used for packaging.
  6. How can the cost of recycling packaging etc. be shifted from Local Authorities to those that produce the packaging.
  7. How we can increase the use of renewable energy.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?


We need to work together to stop this i I creator, first thing you can do is sign our petition.


Sign Petition


We also need to apply pressure to our political leaders and lodge formal objections to the application, below are links to write to your local County councillor and MP and ask them to object to the planned incinerator. We have also included a link to object to the planning permission. 

PLEASE DO THIS NOW, CONSULTATION IS DUE TO END ON THE 10th SEPTEMBER

Email your MP

Email your Councillor

Object to the planning application

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