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David Flint
Tel: 07894 705873
Email: press@enfieldgreens.org.uk

Press release:

Pinkham Way: Greens to hold public meeting to find alternatives

Enfield, Haringey and Barnet Green parties are to hold a public meeting on the contentious issue of the Pinkham Way waste plant.

Speakers will include:
Darren Johnson, Green Party London Assembly Member, who recently met with residents and activists at the proposed site
Quentin Given, co-ordinator of the local Friends of the Earth group
Colin Parish, founder of the Pinkham Way Alliance

The planned plant will cater for waste from the 3 boroughs, expanding to 7 boroughs later and will destroy a Grade 1 conservation site which shelters rare plants and bats. This piece of wild land is a buffer for residents from the pollution spewed out by heavy traffic on the North Circular and is in effect the lungs of the area. The plant will take away this buffer and instead add to traffic emissions and probably even worse emissions from the Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) methods it will use.

Darren Johnson has commented, “While it is vital that we have new facilities in London to deal with waste, I do not believe that huge facilities of this size or type are the way forward or appropriate in congested urban areas. The North London Waste Authority should be putting far more emphasis on encouraging collection of doorstep recycling and food waste, rather than concentrating on large new plant for unsorted black bin waste such as this.”

Peter Krakowiak of Enfield Green Party adds, “Ideally, each borough should have their own small waste management centres, to cut transportation distances and so also traffic emissions. It will take a huge cultural transformation in the way we package items to have a truly sustainable waste policy.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday 21st July, 7.30pm at Hollickwood School, Sydney Road, N10. All are welcome

Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ