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Dorothy Skrytek's comments

  • Council and Veolia end contract over thwarted incinerator

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 15 August, 2019 8:50 am

    What estimated 'saving'? Rubbish. Reduction, reuse, recycling and composting is ALWAYS cheaper for local authorities, than incineration. Incin contracts ALWAYS stipulate that recyclable and compostable materials ie 'calorific' and 'organic' are 'procured' for destruction, instead of the cheaper 3Rs (& composting) eg Derby/Derbyshire, Derby city council even admitted to DEFRA that recycling was cheaper than incineration! Councils now paying the cost of getting out of the high-carbon, wasteful, PWC/Deloitte et al contracts.
    Evidence, including contract extracts, on

  • MPs warn food waste collections will cost ‘many millions’

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 23 July, 2019 7:38 am

    It will cost the earth and future generations, not to collect it and turn it into compost. Burning it, as biomethane etc, is high-carbon & the residual left over from bio-m etc is not as good as compost made from unburned foodwaste/organics etc. Derby/Derbyshire shot themselves in the foot by signing a contract to destroy such 'waste' resources, ending up possibly having to pay millions, because of a financially insecure contract & company; recycling figures plummeted & costs increased -

  • AD 'can cut UK greenhouse gas emissions by 5%'

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 17 July, 2019 1:14 pm

    Its still a burning process, causing CO2 and misery to nearby local communities. In Derbyshire, there is a campaign against AD from a massive proposed piggery, with resulting air pollution, bisphenol contamination etc. especially if mixed with household/other waste. Compost made from foodwaste etc instead is of a much better quality, than the leftovers from AD

    Derby & S Derbys Friends of the Earth

  • Large-scale EfW on the cards for Lancashire

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 19 June, 2019 9:31 am

    Derby and Derbyshire councils made the same mistake and are bitterly regretting the Derbyshire high-carbon plastics/biomass/biowaste/resources incinerator and accompanying contract.

    Mass balance reveals more energy wasted, than the tiny amount created. They are purely for disposal and the contracts set up, destroy reduction, reuse, recycling and composting, as they rely on increasing tonnages of 'calorific' and 'organic' materials, for destruction. That's not residual waste, so they 'procure' the recyclables instead, destroying 3Rs.


    Should be renamed 'energy-to-waste'

  • More waste went to EfW but no more energy produced

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 12 June, 2019 9:49 am

    Mass balance of such high-carbon 'energy-to-waste' plants reveals more energy wasted, than the tiny amount created. Reduction, resue, recycling and composting also end, wherever they are built, as they need resources, purely to destroy eg Renewi in Derbyshire

  • Councils call on banks to save Renewi’s Derby EfW

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 13 April, 2019 7:28 am

    Derby city council and Derbyshire County council finally do the math and work out that the so-called 'energy-from-waste' incinerator, will bankrupt them. Reduction, reuse, recycling & composting are cheaper than incineration, yet recycling must be dismantled, (and is being in Derby) to 'feed' the burner contracts, - 'calorific' and 'organic' values.
    Yet Derby city council admitted that at a council meeting that recycling was cheaper than the incinerator.

    Mass balance also reveals more energy, (& diesel and water etc) wasted inthe process, than the tiny amount of energy created

    Burning plastics is high-carbon, polluting and definitely NOT 'green infrastructure'

    Banks which fund such wrongly called 'renewables' are supporting the destruction of world resources and bankrupting future generations, along with the planet.

  • £200m Hull EfW project appoints new engineers

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 4 April, 2019 8:40 pm

    What a waste of energy. Mass balance reveals more energy is wasted in the process, than the piffling amount created. These 'energy from waste' plants are basically diesel farms, as so much is needed, to aid the 'burn' Burning fossil-fuel plastics - as these will be stipulated for procurement, as 'calorifics; in the contract, is not renewable energy, either. That will be the end of reduction, reuse, recycling etc

    Gasification is close-coupled incineration, pure & simple.
    Emperors new clothes......

  • Go ahead for Bedfordshire EfW plant

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 27 March, 2019 10:25 am

    Incineration is NOT recycling; in fact it ends reduction, reuse & recycling, where these high-carbon, polluting & wasteful burners are built ie Derby/Derbyshire.

    Derby City council has admitted that recycling is cheaper than incineration
    Nothing 'green' about them.
    It should be Grey Investment group

  • Councils withhold £50m from late incinerator project

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 12 March, 2019 6:22 pm

    Incinerator still 'better value than sending it elsewhere' doesn't make sense.Derby City Council (& as contract signatories Derbyshire County Council will be the same) admitted during public questions that the blackbin £100 (so-called residuals, being sent for incineration) was more expensive than the blue & brown bin £36 & £44- compostables, recyclable plastics. glass, metals, paper. Yet recycling collections are being dismantled to feed 'organic' & 'calorific' contract values. In other words, they are making it more expensive for themselves

  • Gasification attracts crowdfunding investors

    Dorothy Skrytek's comment 28 February, 2019 7:35 pm

    FYI more truths for potential investors

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