Environment campaigners take protest to Viridor shareholders

The Stop the South London Incinerator Campaign is staging a demonstration in Beddington Lane tomorrow evening, June 29.

Don't gas our kidsProtestors will be gathering on the public footpaths outside the entrance to the Viridor incinerator site before a photo-call at 7pm.

The organisers say that “This will be a peaceful protest”, with participants gathering on the public footpaths near the Viridor Incinerator entrance, not far from the Beddington Lane tram stop. The demonstration comes a couple of days before the annual meeting for shareholders of Viridor’s parent company, The Pennon Group, in Exeter at 11am on Friday.

“Incinerators have been labelled Energy Recovery Facilities, so they can access funding and masquerade as green and clean, when in fact they lead to environmental degradation and lowering of public health,” the organisers said.

With the 60th anniversary of the passing of the Clean Air Act on July 5, the campaign organisers are calling on the public to lobby the new Mayor of London against allowing massive corporations to make huge profits from public contracts, while degrading the environment and having a damaging impact on the air that we breathe.

Check out our archive of articles on the Viridor incinerator here.

For more on the Stop the Incinerator Campaign, visit its website here.

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