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Global Day of Action Against Incineration and for Zero Waste

Tuesday 14th October is Global day of action against waste incineration and for zero waste.  So it seems like a good day to acknowledge all those who signed ZWNW’s petition opposing the gasifying incinerator proposal at Campsie, which in March of this year was shelved.

It is important now to keep up the momentum to move the North West towards a zero waste response to the waste generation crisis and continue to do our bit to oppose incineration everywhere, mindful that there are two more incinerator proposals in the North.

We need to wean ourselves and our society off the attitude that not just throws away things, but if it’s not transformed will throw away the future of precious human life on this beautiful planet.

Burning waste pollutes people and the planet, spewing dioxins into the atmosphere.

It contributes towards climate change by producing greenhouse gasses.

Zero Waste creates jobs, saves money and protects the planet.

Judi Logue

Chair of  ZWNW
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Public Information Meeting St Columb’s Park House

Friday 22nd November 7.30-9.00pm St Columb’s Park House, Derry

Waste gasification – the burning issue

This event is being organised by ZWNW to help create public awareness and debate about the planned gasification plant. Expert guest speakers Mal Williams, Zero Waste Wales, and Vyvyan Howard environmental toxicologist University of Ulster (Coleraine), have been invited to address the following questions:

  • Is gasification a form of incineration?
  • Is it safe for human health and the environment?
  • Will it encourage or undermine efforts to recycle waste?
  • What are the economic benefits?
  • Is Zero Waste a realistic alternative?

Please note there will be parking restrictions Friday evening due to the Christmas Lights switch-on.  However if you are attending the meeting at St Columbs Park House you will simple need to tell the people managing the traffic at the top of St Columb’s Park Road that that is your intention and you will be allowed to drive down St Columb’s Park Road and into the Park and from there to St Columb’s Pk House itself.

Other options include:  free park-&-ride at the Foyle College site on Limavady Rd – it will leave you at the entrance to the Park; find parking outside St Columbs Park and walk in; or walk over the Peace Bridge.

 Flier for Meeting

Click the thumbnail image to view the Poster for Public meeting in St Columb's Park House

Click the thumbnail image to view the Poster for Public meeting in St Columb’s Park House

Also available as 2xA5 on an A4 page.

 

Fund Raising Gig

Upstairs at Sandino’s Bar, Water Street Derry.

Wednesday 18th September from 9:00 pm

“Rock Against Incineration”

“Rock Against Gasification”

Rock against Incineration!.  Rock against Gasification!

Rock against Incineration!. Rock against Gasification!

Help promote the gig:

Down load the poster:  A3,  A4,  A5

 

Great Line-Up:

      • Techno Peasant,
      • John Leighton,
      • Johanna Fegan,
      • Abby Olivera,
      • Conor McAteer,
      • Frank Rafferty,
      • Conor Kelly .
      • and more

All funds raised will go to the Zero Waste North West campaign against incineration and for Zero Waste.

The Word on the Streets …

… is Say “No” AGAIN!

Gasification = Incineration. Say "No" again. Sign the online petition.

Gasification = Incineration. Say “No” again. Sign the online petition.

 

Sign the Petition against the Derry Incinerator.

Say “No” again. Sign the online petition.

Say "No" again. Sign the online petition against Derry Gasification Incinerator.

Say “No” again. Sign the online petition.

Gassification = Incineration: Say "NO" again!

Gassification = Incineration: Say “NO” again!

Derry Air - Say no to Gasification.

A green sign of the times.

 

“Never doubt that a small group  of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world – indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”  Margret Mead

 

First 1,000 signatures delivered to Mayor.

We have been collecting signatures on  our Petition in favour of Zero Waste and against gasification.    On Tuesday 30th April 2013,  Jim Keys and Judi Logue  arrived to deliver the FIRST thousand signatures to the Mayor of Derry.

We have been collecting signatures on our Petition in favour of Zero Waste and against gasification.
On Tuesday 30th April 2013, Jim Keys and Judi Logue arrived to deliver the FIRST thousand signatures to the Mayor of Derry.

Photograph of the Mayor's empty parking space,

We went to visit the Mayor … but the Mayor wasn’t there!
We went ahead and delivered our petition.

 

Photograph of the delivery of the first 1,000 signatures  on the petition against the gasification plant.

We have been collecting signatures on our Petition in favour of Zero Waste and against gasification.
On Tuesday 30th April 2013, Jim Keys and Judi Logue delivered the First thousand signatures to the Mayor of Derry.

On Tuesday 30th April 2013, Jim Keys and Judi Logue of Zero Waste North West, delivered the first 1,000 signatures on our petition in favour of Derry City Council adopting a zero-waste policy and against the construction and commissioning of the proposed waste gasification incineration facility that has received planning permission to be built at Electra Road, Campsie.

We collected these petitions in just 8 hours in one location in the city centre over the last four Saturdays (2 hours each week). As we did so we alerted citizens to the fact that this facility has received planning permission.

We, Zero Waste North West, urge all those responsible for municipal waste to adopt a policy based on the principle of zero waste.  We are opposed to all forms of thermal treatment of municipal solid waste because of their negative impacts on public health and the environment.

Hence we are committed to stopping this facility being built. We would much prefer to be working with Derry City Council to move its waste management strategy to an environmentally sustainable zero waste solution.

These first 1,000 signatures on paper mark the beginning of our campaign and we are already well on our way to the next 1,000. We intend to present these and subsequent signatures on paper to council, in batches of 1,000 as the campaign progresses.

Later this week we will be sending an open letter to Derry City Council, North West Region Waste Management Group and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Belfast Telegraph Tuesday 30 April 2013

The headline was:  Incinerator Opposition Hots Up

Apart from one slip  where they wrote “120 Tonnes” when they should have written “120 thousand tonnes”  it is one of the best newspaper articles on this campaign.   The photograph is great especially as it is the first piece of press coverage that has included the address of this website – it’s in the photograph!

BelfTele_Tu30April_OppositionHotsUp