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Saturday, September 16, 2006

NEWS: Recycle NOT Incinerate

On Wednesday 20th September a protest will be held outside the Nottingham Council House (in Market Square) against the proposed expansion of Eastcroft incinerator in Sneinton.

Nottingham City Council plan to increase the already massive 150,000 tonnes per year to 250,000 tonnes. I don’t know about anyone else but doesn’t this seem ridiculous? Surely they should be putting this time and energy into promoting recycling and providing more accessible recycling facilities? Remember my post in July where I spoke about the difficulties for some Nottingham residents to recycle even though they really want to?

For those who don’t know Nottingham the Eastcroft incinerator is situated near to the Notts County Football ground and shares Sneinton with many residents of the Nottingham city population, a large fruit and veg market and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

In 2002 NAIL (Nottingham Against Incineration & Landfill) was established and since then have been working very hard to campaign against the expansion of the Eastcroft incinerator. On the NAIL website you can read their aims and objectives and find out how to get involved with their work. It also shows some shocking figures on the amount of toxic chemicals released over our lovely city.

If you happen to be in Nottingham on Wednesday afternoon go along and show your support. You can also keep up to date on how the campaigns are going on the Nottinghamshire Independent Media Centre website.

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