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NAIL campaign 'banner drop' at Sneinton Boulevard

Tash [alan lodge] | 12.11.2005 21:10 | Ecology

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] is campaigning organisation intent on drawing attention to the incineration of waste at the Eastcroft plant and the proposed expansion of capacity there.

On Saturday afternoon, a bunch of concerned residence and activists, hung a banner across Sneinton Boulevard to promote the campaign.

On Saturday 3rd December Sneinton's Rubbish Day Out will be held at the Old School Hall on Windmill Lane. The day will include art workshops, recycling activities, community cafe, live music, poetry and performance. 11am until midnight.

Photos: Protest on the Market Square | Previous action against incinerator | NAIL public meeting

Links: Previous feature article on Notts Indymedia | View the planning application submitted by WRG | Website Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill, (NAIL)

NAIL campaign 'banner drop' at Sneinton Boulevard, Nottingham

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] is campaigning organisation intent on drawing attention to the incineration of waste at the Eastcroft plant and the proposed expansion of capacity there.

On Saturday afternoon, a bunch of concerned residence and activists, hung a banner across Sneinton Boulevard to promote the campaign.

Depending on the wind direction, particulates and gas can be blown about, anywhere in Nottingham. But with the prevailing winds, the Sneinton area is particularly affected.

Drivers honked in support and passers-by stopped to talk to us, to find out what it's all about.


Nottingham's Eastcroft municipal incinerator is proposing to expand its facility, please support our campaign to prevent the expansion of this unnecessary, highly polluting, poorly regulated plant.

Our Labour City Council is supporting the expansion that will see other people’s waste being imported from the surroundings counties, to be incinerated in Nottingham to pollute our air. At NAIL we want our City to enter into the 21st Century and put incineration in the past, where it belongs.

We are campaigning to get our City Council to stop supporting the incinerator, oppose the expansion plans and end its contract with Waste Recycling Group and improve on its appallingly low recycling rate of 9 only %.

We must end the madness of incineration and the continued pollution of our most precious resource, air the substance of life.

We have a right to breath air free of dust, heavy metals, chemicals and substances that we know are highly poisonous and cause cancer.

Incinerators do NOT destroy waste, it is one of the fundamental principles of science that matter can never be destroyed; it can only ever be transformed. Incinerators basically turn rubbish into ash, gases and particulate matter. These gases and the poisons are spewed into the atmosphere, to the air, which we breathe. Eventually they fall to earth where we consume the poisons through our food.

Incinerators DO NOT destroy waste, our rubbish still exists we may see less of it, but we’re inhaling and eating it instead.

Why should the expansion be stopped.

Nottingham City has one of the lowest recycling rates in the country, only 9%. Instead of increasing this to a more acceptable level, it is proposed to increase the incineration rate by building a third line and importing other people’s waste! Proposals could mean that waste is imported in Nottingham from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and incinerated in Nottingham to poison the residents of Nottingham.

Incinerators are highly polluting and poorly regulated.

They contribute to global warming.

They produce ‘Acid Rain’ gases.

Other wastes include toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium, tin, and other poisons such as PCB's and Dioxins, which are extremely cancerous.

The most poisonous substances, such as PCB's and Dioxins are only spot measured twice a year, so the overall discharged levels are estimated levels.

Traffic delivering rubbish to the plant and removing ash will increase by 50 % leading to local disturbance and pollution.

The incinerator costs Nottingham's Council Tax payers around a £1,000,000 per year.

Much of what the incinerator burns waste, which could otherwise be recycled, thereby reducing pollution & employing more people.

The current plant regularly breaches its authorised emission levels.

Recycling paper uses 67% less energy than manufacturing it from raw wood pulp.

Recycling 1 aluminium drink can save enough energy to run a TV for 5 hours.

Did you know?

Most of Nottingham City’s waste is incinerated, NOT recycled. The proposed expansion will lead to industrial waste being imported from the surrounding area. Manufacturing paper from recycled material not only save forests, but uses a third of the energy requirements than manufacturing it from wood pulp. Up to 80 % of household waste can be recycled. The City Council is losing £1 million per year of your money as a result of its heating contract with the incinerator. A British study of municipal incinerators published in 2000 found that children living within 5km of an incinerator had twice the rate of leukaemia and cancers of other children. The Sint Niklaas incinerator in Belgium met E.U safety limits but was shown to cause a 480% increase in cancer amongst local residents and shortened life spans by 12 years - it was shut down.

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] - 0845 458 2813 - email: - web:


Previous posts on Indymedia, about this issue. ...>

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] Protest against expansion -

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL] - Public Meeting in Sneinton -

Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill [NAIL], Market Square Protest -

Feature: NAIL campaign hammers on... -


ALAN LODGE - Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK - Email: - Web: - WAP phone - My Blog - BroadBand - Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]


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Nice one!

13.11.2005 03:44

Nice one folks! If I wasn't so busy with my NO2ID work, I'd get more involved in NAIL. Anyway, you reminded me that I hadn't yet written a letter to the council about the incinerator and the state of recycling in Nottingham, so I've just spent the last hour and a bit writing Mike Senior a nice long (and hopefully rather diplomatic) email detailing my objections and ideas for better solutions.

Good luck in the campaign - by the looks of things, I know most of you to say "hi" to anyway, so I have no doubt various people will keep me updated on progress.

See you at Critical Mass! :-D

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05.09.2006 19:52

good work!

nice to see my old house doing something useful. i bet old trevor loved it too!

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