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Tyseley: Refuse, Rethink, Recycle

21st Sep 2020, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

at City centre to Tyseley, Birmingham


A walk from Birmingham City Centre to Tyseley Incinerator, supported by Peace Hub, Jai Jagat 2020 UK, Climate Action Network West Midlands, Footsteps and Birmingham Friends of the Earth.

Given recent government guidelines, this will now be a small walk of 6 people, representing the organisations involved.  More details coming soon about how you can join in online.

Tyseley Incinerator is where Birmingham’s general waste is currently burned – the plant is the biggest single source of carbon dioxide emissions in the city.  The contract for this rubbish burning will soon be running out, but there is a possibility that it will be extended until 2034 – which would not be compatible with the council’s aim for net-zero carbon by 2030. Read more about the problems, and potential solutions on the BFOE website.

As Birmingham Friends of the Earth state “there is now a great opportunity to rethink, pivot and escape from the trap of the existing ‘collect to burn’ model of waste.” The walk will be highlighting this opportunity, before BCC’s Sustainability and Transport Overview and Scrutiny Committee consider the issue on 30th September. Read a letter send by the five organisations to all Birmingham City Councillors.

 

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City centre to Tyseley
more details soon
Birmingham

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