The recent announcement that councils are to
pause plans for new incinerators by Minister for Green Skills, Circular
Economy and Biodiversity Lorna Slater MSP, means that plans for Longman
Incinerated should be scrapped, Ariane Burgess, Green MSP for Highlands
and Islands has said.
Scottish Greens have delivered £209,500 for Highland Council’s green
waste collections, as part of an agreement with the Scottish Government,
which should help the Highland Council reduce the amount of waste going
to landfill in the area.
is part of a wider move, following COP 26 and the publishing of the
Fourth National Planning Framework to deliver on Scotland’s ambition to
become a Net-Zero nation by 2045.
Commenting, Ariane Burgess MSP said:
Council should now scrap the plans for Longman Incinerator entirely and
use the money assigned to the project to develop a new approach to
waste based on the circular economy. Let’s reduce waste, not burn it!”
are now seeing the positive impact of having Greens in Government. As I
said previously, incineration has no place in a circular economy. The
additional £209,500 we have secured for Highland Council green waste
collections will help to reduce amount of waste going to landfill
without the damaging environmental impacts of incineration.”
“I’m encouraged to see that additional funding from the Scottish Government has been assigned to Highland Council but I will always be pushing my Green colleagues and the Scottish Government to go further”