On the day Prosiect Gwyrdd led by Russell Goodway gets the Go ahead for Prosiect Gwyrdd..
"The bureaucrats have forced through a 25-year promise to send wastes for old technology
incineration, a dismal 22% efficient in energy terms. Cllr Russell Goodway,
Chairman of the Joint Committee is wrong to say they will make significant savings from this project."
increasingly stricter requirements on recycling will ban burning of them. Like other Councils
in England who contracted for excessive tonnages of waste, future councils in Cardiff,
Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouth and the Vale of Glamorgan will have to try and escape
from this huge long-term burden."
Campaign (SNIC) warned that this was not the end of the story. He said
who want to impose waste policies on SE Wales that are at least 20 years out of date?
SNIC believe the decision is illegal as well as perverse. If it is allowed, we will pay an
unacceptable price in terms of cancer deaths, increased carbon emissions,
lower recycling and higher taxes on Newport & Monmouthshire people.”
constitutes, unagreed and hence unlawful, state aid to a private, speculative waste
incinerator already under construction in Cardiff. Sadly PG have settled for the next
worst solution to landfilling residual waste and guaranteed £400m of taxpayers
money into the bargain." Monmouthshire is already close to the 2025 70% target for
recycling and hence will end up paying more and more per tonne of residual waste
for the next 25 years. While incineration in the guise of Energy from Waste
is so heavily subsidised, it is no surprise that other more financially and
environmentally viable processes have been disregarded."
Contact SNIC - Rob Hepworth 01633 413253 firstname.lastname@example.org
would be enormous
5% Recycling from bottom ash with no market for use as aggregate for
Silence on toxic ash - where will it go?
Produces significant quantities of CO2.
Long-term council contracts to provide waste for incinerators will
discourage waste reduction, reuse and recycling efforts.
checked prior to signing the huge contract with Viridor.
not been accessed by Accounting officers
three 25-yr incinerator contracts in England
putting Norfolk CC in trouble over their recent 25-yr contract
before they sign the Hinkley Point nuclear deal.
issues and suggest appropriate independent experts should be consulted, eg. the WAO
who are already considering the PG contract.