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Need to pause and review incinerator plan

02 July, 2020

The existing Edmonton incinerator

• I SPOKE at a meeting of the North London Waste Authority last week, asking them to pause and review their plans to increase incineration capacity at their plant in Edmonton.

Extra incinerator capacity is incompatible with the need to increase recycling rates, boost the circular economy and cut waste arisings.

The urgent need to tackle the climate crisis and the coronavirus’s impact on our economy means it is prudent to pause and reassess all the modelling and assumptions that led the waste authority to a solution that commits north London to producing increased levels of residual waste to keep the incinerator running.

Green Party


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