Last year, the Guardian claims, UK banks' support to companies involved in deforestation amounted to £900 million. Photo: Dikshajhingan Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Dikshajhingan Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

UK banks criticized for their support to deforestation

Guardian: Banks are funding global deforestation. The new law under discussion in UK is not expected to solve the problem.
The Marchwood incinerator near Southampton, UK. According to estimates, by 2035, waste-to-energy plants will be more carbon intensive than landfilling. One more reason to boost recycling. Photo: Peter Facey Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)Peter Facey Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

“Waste-to-energy is the dirtiest form of electricity production after coal”

In UK more than a tenth of waste meant for recycling is sent to incinerators. A Channel 4 investigation exposes the climate risks.