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Friends of the Earth campaign on waste issues. The UK announced its new waste management strategy in summer 2011 - despite consultation in autumn 2010, it is said to be a collecting together of existing policies rather than anything radically new. Meanwhile many communities, including in Plymouth and the South West, are fighting plans to have incinerators sited on their doorstep. This is the lowest of the waste hierarchy - reduce, reuse, recycle - or burn. 'Waste to energy' plants qualify for the feed in tariff for renewables, but incinerators are built mainly with private finance initiative (PFI) funding, which means that communities will be paying through their council tax the interest on the initial loan, probably to an overseas profit-seeking financial corporation.

Friends of the Earth waste campaign

Defra Waste Policy - June 2011

and the Guardian comment:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/jun/14/waste-bin-collection-recycling