Zero Waste North West meeting for Rosemount residents – Brooke Park Bowling Club
What do we think about plans to build a gasification-incinerator?
Wednesday 27th November 2013 7.30 pm-9.30pm
Brooke Park Bowling Club House,
Plans to build a gasification-incinerator in Strathfoyle area have stirred memories of Du Pont’s attempt to build a toxic waste incinerator in the city in the early 90s.
That attempt was defeated by a city-wide campaign against the threat to make this city a centre for burning waste in a process that produced toxic fumes and ash as by-products.
Is it time to consider such a public campaign again, given that everyone shares the air affected by emissions from gasification-incineration of waste?
What are the alternatives to gasification-incineration?
A panel of residents of this area, made up of Shiela Downey, Conor Kelly, Marian Farrell and Dave Duggan, will talk about their involvement in the successful early ’90s campaign to stop the building of a toxic waste incinerator and realistic alternatives to gasification-incineration. The meeting will then focus on the concerns of local residents and further action we might take.
There is a flier for the Rosemount meeting available for anyone who would like to download it to print out for friends or neighbours.
No to Incineration, Yes to Zero Waste
Date: Thursday 19th September 2013
Place: City Hotel, Derry
Zero Waste North West invite you to our first public meeting. It will include speakers from the local campaign against the incinerator at Strathfoyle and international speakers who can put our campaign in context.
The meeting will be chaired by Mary McGuiggan, will have information about the campaign and how you can help and will include input from:
- Dr. Paul Connett, a graduate of Cambridge University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College. In 2006, he retired from his full professorship in chemistry at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, where he taught environmental chemistry and toxicology for 23 years.
He has given public presentations on waste management throughout the USA and in 50 other countries. Ralph Nader said of Paul Connett, “He is the only person I know who can make waste interesting.”
- Mal Williams, executive director of Zero Waste Wales. Mal has advised the Welsh government which itself adopted a zero waste strategy in 2010. Mal has an extensive knowledge of current waste management systems and provides insights on how to drive change and move towards a circular economy with “Zero Waste”.
Help Publicise the Meeting
You can download a Flier, A5-Flier and an A4-Poster for the meeting. Please print them out and distribute around your friends, work colleagues and neighbours. Put one up in any public place you can.
Video Samples of Speakers
A small sample of the sort of things that Mal Williams, of Zero Waste Wales will have to say:
A small sample of the sort of things that Prof. Connett will have to say:
Watch this space for more details of the meeting!