North London brought north circular to a standstill to Stop Edmonton Incinerator. #StopTheBurn

Climate campaigners from seven north London boroughs protested against plans to rebuild the Edmonton incinerator. The project could pump out as much carbon dioxide annually as an extra 250,000 diesel cars on the roads, for decades to come. Activists gathered at Edmonton Green before following Extinction Rebellion drummers to the site of the incinerator in Advent Way.

The incinerator expansion is planned by the North London Waste Authority – the public body which arranges waste disposal for Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. But if recycling targets are met, City Hall forecasts estimates the incinerator will contribute three-quarters (700,000 tonnes) of the 950,000 tonnes of surplus waste capacity for London by 2030.