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ZERO WASTE STRATEGIES, RECYCLING AND INCINERATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 383: tabled on 11 July 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the European Parliament's adoption by a large majority, on 24 May 2012, of a resolution on a Resource Efficient Europe, which commits to working towards a zero waste strategy and the Parliament's call on the Commission to bring forward legislative proposals, by the end of 2014, to ban both landfill and the incineration of recyclable and compostable waste in Europe, by 2020; further notes growing evidence of incinerator overcapacity in the UK by 2015, which seriously risks harming recycling performance, as has already happened in some European countries; further notes UK figures showing a steady and significant decline in residual waste since the middle of the last decade - even allowing for the economic recession - and rising recycling rates; acknowledges the impact that these developments will have on the economic case for, and environmental sustainability of, mass-burn incinerators in the UK within a decade; and calls on the Secretaries of State for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change, and Communities and Local Government, and the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to work together to examine how government policy can positively facilitate the pursuit of zero waste strategies, and to report to Parliament on their findings as a matter of urgency, as many local communities across the country are currently opposing their local waste authorities' costly, environmentally damaging and unsustainable plans to build mass-burn incineration plants.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
York Central
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2012
North West Norfolk
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 September 2012
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2012
Edinburgh West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2012
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 16 July 2012
Richmond Park
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 September 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2012
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2012
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2012
Edmonton
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Newport East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2012
Strangford
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2013
Brent Central
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
St Helens North
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2012
Bristol West
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2013
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.