From the UKWIN Co-ordinator – The UK government has started an E-petition system for the public to get stuff discussed in our parliament.
Keith Kondakor has started a petition on the system to get an incineration tax at half the rate of the landfill tax (i.e. £40 per tonne, which will be £80/tonne in 2014). This simple measure would make incinerators even less competitive when compared with reuse, recycling composting etc.
We know it would be very hard to get the required 100,000 votes, and we accept that views differ regarding the correct rate of the tax (and the basis for setting that rate), but just getting the principal of a tax will be a big step forward.
Please visit: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/2642 sign the petition, and ask others to do the same!