Something about the plans for an incinerator burning waste for energy at Hurn makes me uneasy.

The company are proud of their green credentials and assure us that this is 'low-carbon energy production'.

I'm not so sure.

Low carbon in comparison with what?

It's still burning fossil fuel-derived plastics and still involves a stream of lorries driving to and fro.

And what would happen if we reduced the waste we produce in BCP and could no longer feed this power station?

We'd have to import waste from other regions I suppose. Wouldn't it be better to reduce the waste in the first place?

I don't know about you, but in our household we're always trying to buy less plastic and wrapping.

I would hope that in the next few years we'd have the means to reduce residual waste even further.

Energy from waste plants don't incentivise us to do so.

I'm also worried about the pollution from this incinerator next door to a sports centre, ecologically sensitive sites at Hurn and Parley Commons and, of course, housing.

It just doesn't seem sensible.

There has to be a better way.

Harriet Stewart-Jones