Dorothy Skrytek's comments
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 www.derbyfoe.com
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 - https://derbyfoe.com/reduce-reuse-recycle-compost-cheaper-than-incineration/
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
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'
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
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.
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......
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
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
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