Climate change study finds burning waste is rubbish

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today launched a report that looks into the climate change impacts of waste incineration in the UK.

The 56-page report found that in 2017 the UK’s 42 incinerators released a combined total of nearly 11 million tonnes of CO2. Around 5 million tonnes of this CO2 was emitted through the incineration of fossil-based materials such as plastic. The 5 million tonnes of fossil CO2 released by UK incinerators in 2017 is estimated to have resulted in an unpaid cost to society of around £325 million.

The report highlights yet another way that plastic is harming our environment, with polluters getting away without paying their fair share for the climate damage that they are causing. The study says that over the next 30 years the total cost to society of fossil CO2 released by UK’s current incinerators equates to more than £25 billion pounds of harm arising from the release of around 205 million tonnes of fossil CO2.

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Yoker Community Campus Open Day

Yoker Community Campus is having an Open Day & Exhibition from 11am to 2pm on Friday 26 October at 10 Kelso Place, Yoker G14 0LL.

The Campus will be celebrating the work of the participants in our INCLUDED programme, the relaunch of the Campus Cafe and the work of all our partner organisations.

There will be

  • two photography exhibitions
  • an Art Exhibition
  • a demonstration of our cooking skills
  • examples of our growing skills

Come and find out more about us by chatting to our team and our participants over some light refreshments

Contact Yoker Community Campus on 0141 952 1010 or k.mosson@yokercampus.org

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Drumchapel and West Winterfest 2018!

This year’s Drumchapel and West Winterfest will take place on Monday 5 November from 4:30pm to 8:30pm in Drumchapel Park, Howgate Avenue, Glasgow G15 8LY.

Don’t miss this fun filled family event that has something to suit all ages. Heart Radio presenters will be entertaining you throughout the evening. There will be a live music stage, funfair rides and stalls, not forgetting the outstanding firework display, which will be going off with a bang at 7pm.

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Historic flower beds in Victoria Park saved!

The Friends of Victoria Park campaign to save 28 historic flower beds has paid off and the Council has agreed they will be planted with more sustainable alternatives.

The Council had reported that, although their gardeners can no longer plant these beds several times a year with bulbs and annual plants, they offered three alternative options to the campaigners at a recent meeting at The Whiteinch Centre.

Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) and Whiteinch Community Council both agreed on Option 2 which involves planting the beds with hardy ornamental shrubs such as dwarf hydrangeas and miniature rhododendrons – both popular forms of planting in Victorian gardens. The Council estimate this will save them £21,000 a year and cost £2,000 a year to maintain although there will be an initial one off outlay of £16,000. Currently planting the 28 beds costs £23,000 a year.

The Council will continue to plant bulbs and flowers in the 30 remaining flower beds and the Friends has asked that the scheme should be planned so that the shrubs and flower beds complement each other to maintain the high impact of the gardens. Continue reading