A bulletin circulated to selected stakeholders lists the following four companies as candidates for the multi-million-pound contract:
"Covanta Energy Ltd: Covanta Energy Ltd is proposing a merchant
Veolia ES Aurora Ltd: Veolia ES Aurora Ltd is proposing an
Viridor Waste Management Ltd: Viridor Waste Management Ltd is proposing a merchant
Waste Recycling Group Ltd: Waste Recycling Group Ltd is proposing an
Despite frequent claims of being "technology neutral", Prosiect
The locations of the incinerators are furthermore all in deprived areas, furthering the economic discrimination against the poor and working class endemic in Britain's waste management industry. No significant number of long-term jobs would be provided to these areas, while the health impact of emissions from the incinerator would continue to shorten life expectancy and damage public health.
Cardiff Against the Incinerator supports the zero-waste strategy articulated by campaigners such as Dr Paul Connett, who has spoken in Cardiff and Merthyr. While the Assembly calls for 70% recycling in Wales by 2025 and the Prosiect Gwyrdd partner councils "strive for" 65% by some unknown deadline, cities in Italy and Spain have achieved even higher recycling rates in the space of just a few years.
Even if incinerators made environmental sense, they still wouldn't make economic sense. Even if they made economic sense, they still wouldn't be necessary.