Graham Stuart MP has co-sponsored an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to act on a resolution which commits to banning the incineration of recyclable or compostable waste.
The Beverley and Holderness MP founded ‘Hull and Holderness Opposing the Incinerator’ (HOTI) in 2006, which fought a successful campaign to stop plans for an incinerator at Saltend. As evidence from Europe has now shown, using them to dispose of rubbish can have a serious effect on recycling rates.
Graham said, “Communities like ours all over the country have been opposing expensive, environmentally damaging plans to build incinerators. Figures from Europe reinforce that they are not the answer, as over using them can have a dramatic effect on how much we recycle.
“In the East Riding we now recycle 56% of waste, which is fantastic, but we will have to work even harder to reach the 62% target by 2015.”