18 Jun '11, 2pm

Tottenham & Wood Green Friends of the Earth: useful analysis of waste processing site at Pinkham Way via @AddThis

North London Waste Authority is proposing to build a new depot to process unrecycled waste, on a former sewage works off the North Circular. It will be a Mechanical-Biological Treatment works (MBT). A lot of local residents are opposed to the development. This is Friends of the Earth's current view on it. We are talking to Haringey Council and the NLWA about our concerns. 1. Do we need more waste facilities? Today we produce about 1.2million tonnes a year of waste from households in the seven boroughs of North London. Of this about 25% - 300,000 tonnes - is recycled. Of the residual waste, about 600,000 tonnes are incinerated at Edmonton, and the remaining 300,000 tonnes sent to landfill. European waste targets - and costs - and the lack of availability - are forcing London to cut back on what we send to landfill. So we need to either build new plants to process the residu...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/groups/tottenhamwoodgreen/954.htm?sm...

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