United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN)

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) opposes the incineration of waste, including via gasification, pyrolysis and cement kilns. Incineration depresses recycling, destroys valuable resources, releases greenhouse gasses, and is a waste of money. Incineration has no place in the zero waste closed-loop circular economy towards which we should be working.


Founded in March 2007, UKWIN’s role is to help individuals and groups to develop the case against incineration, and in doing so support the UK-wide movement in favour of more sustainable waste management. UKWIN’s current membership includes more than 85 local groups campaigning against waste incineration and in favour of zero waste.

Victories and key actions

A selection of the latest achievements of our member...
  • Support for local anti-incinerator campaigns (Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cambridgeshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex)
  • Development of strategic anti-incinerator arguments (climate change, air pollution) and presentation to Parliamentarians at formal and private meetings
  • Development of fund-raising to enable a further 12 to 18 months activity
  • Development of plans for new separate charitable organisation to promote circular economy

Main focus and objectives

A selection of the expected results of our member...
  • Continued support for local anti-incinerator campaigns
  • Launch of new campaigns in North and South London against replacement of North London waste incinerator and second new incinerator at Riverside
  • Update and consolidation of downloadable anti-incineration campaign resources on UKWIN website
  • Enhanced effective use of social media, using resources and training awarded for 12 months by Sheila Mc Kechnie Foundation

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