With regard to the planned Energy Recovery Facilty (ERF) in Beddington, I understand a number of Croydon and Sutton councillors have attended presentations and visited the ERF at Colnbrook, at the invitation of Viridor. Those councillors should be commended for taking the time to increase their knowledge base when considering problems and solutions associated with waste. However, I can only hope they realise that the presentation and tours they have attended are likely to be somewhat biased. For example, there is a youtube video entitled ‘Viridor Landfill Disposal Services’ which presents a faultless and compelling argument for landfill, a solution which campaigners and councillors both agree is outdated and unsustainable.
Campaigners have managed to obtain a license to screen the documentary film Trashed which stars, and is narrated by, Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons. The film has already been screened at the Houses of Parliament and is on the Cannes Official Selection for 2012. The film offers a different view on the problems and solutions associated with waste.
At the first screening in Fairfield Halls, the only councillor that attended was Stuart Collins. All councillors in Croydon and Sutton have received an invitation to see the second screening on the 28th March at the Civic Centre in Sutton. Please see the film, if only to satisfy your mind.
|From Croydon Guardian 27th March|
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