The Beverley and Holderness MP said, “A number of years ago I founded ‘Hull and Holderness Opposing the Incinerator’ (HOTI) which fought a successful campaign to stop plans for an incinerator at Saltend. I was really pleased that campaign was a success and the idea was scrapped.”
Graham continued, “The East Riding and Hull have made great progress in hitting recycling targets over recent years but I am concerned that their recent Joint Waste Plan Review has not discounted using incineration again in future – it’s inefficient, bad for the environment, and could cost the Councils money if they miss their recycling targets. I have written to both councils urging them to rule out incineration in the future.”
In addition to his communication with the councils, Graham has also co-sponsored an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to act to ban the incineration of recyclable or compostable waste. The EDM can be found be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2012-13/383.