Feilding Waste Incinerator: Community Info and Response meeting

Feilding Waste Incinerator: Community Info and Response meeting

30 November 7:30pm-8:30pm Online

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81444801866

With no community announcement or discussion, the Manawatū District Council has endorsed a proposal for a pyrolysis plant, a type of waste incinerator, as part of a wider waste and recycling facility. This plant would burn 42 tonnes of plastics and other municipal waste per day.

This is an invitation to join an online meeting with concerned community members and zero waste practitioners to discuss the issue and work out a community strategy for addressing this project.

Hear short presentations from Dr Trisia Farrelly (Massey University), Sue Coutts (Zero Waste Network) and Jacqui Forbes (Para Kore).

Incinerators are just another linear form of waste disposal – they still require a landfill to deal with the ash which is more toxic than the original material that is burnt. Critically, they incentivise creating waste because of the amounts required to keep them operating.

Waste incinerators burn valuable non-renewable resources, and pollute the air, water and land. They can emit cancer-causing toxins and disrupt communities with increased truck traffic. Incinerators add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, adding to the impact of climate change.

Burning rubbish is not the answer for our community or for dealing with waste. Instead zero waste solutions that build a regenerative circular economy and support local communities offer real answers to the toughest questions about how we address waste and climate change. 

Meeting agenda

7:30 Welcome from the Zero Waste Network Aotearoa

7:35 Presentation from Dr Trisia Farrelly, Massey University: what do we know about this proposal

7:40 Presentation from Jacqui Forbes, Para Kore: A Māori perspective on incineration

7:45 Presentation from Marty Hoffart, Chair, Zero Waste Network: real solutions for waste & climate change

7:50 Q & A

8:00pm: How would the community like to address this project? 

8:25 closing, summary of action points and thanks from the Zero Waste Network