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Why the UK must turn its back on incineration and embrace the circular economy

2017 Available in English

A pile of waste burning in Tanzania.

A pile of waste burning in Tanzania. Daniel Msirikale/Tearfund

Incineration is being touted as the panacea to a mounting global waste crisis, despite damning evidence of the damage it causes to people and the planet.

The circular economy presents a radically different approach for both the UK and developing countries, reducing waste dramatically and encouraging reuse and recycling. This report calls on the UK to reposition itself as a proponent of regenerative, renewable approaches, and to help create prosperous, green and resilient societies locally and globally.

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