United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (ukwin)
Alcoholic Drinks in the United Kingdom: New Research Report Available at Fast Market Research
Incinerator operators often enter into secretive long-term contracts with local authorities that guarantee the operator profits whether or not the council uses the incinerator. This makes incineration very lucrative for the operators, especially when a council carries much of the financial risk. The full impact of burning waste is not paid for either by the incinerator operators or by whoever is responsible for the waste in the first place, meaning that the price of incineration does not reflect its true environmental cost. Many existing and proposed incinerators arose in response to predictions of huge increases in the quantity of household waste based on projection from five to ten years ago, when in fact waste volumes have actually fallen dramatically. The business case for many incinerators also relies on invalid assumptions regarding the potential of alternatives to incineration that in reality are better for the environment. Incinerators are often justified on the basis of unambitious levels of waste minimisation, re-use, recycling, composting and other forms of energy recovery such as anaerobic digestion. This often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, with the incinerator operation stifling better environmental options. Creating new products uses energy, depletes resources, and results in harmful emissions of greenhouse gases and pollution. Because of this, it is better for the environment to produce less, and to re-use and recycle more. Waste that is buried could be mined for future use, whereas the incineration of fossil-based materials such as plastic inevitably results in the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources. Compared to incineration, recycling and re-use are cheaper, more flexible, quicker to implement and better for both the environment and the economy. Company ethos The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is an independent organisation representing anti-incineration groups in the UK. The aim of the network is to provide information and support, and to act as a coordinating focus.
Sales of alcoholic drinks were restrained in 2012 as consumer confidence had yet to pick up. On-trade consumption continued to suffer as most consumers cut back on costs and focused on at- home entertainment due to it being cheaper. Off-trade volume consumption grew in many areas, largely as a result of price promotions, with value sales growth being somewhat… Euromonitor International’s Alcoholic Drinks in United Kingdom report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data (2008-2012), allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market – be they legislative, distribution or pricing issues. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change. Product coverage: Beer, Cider/Perry, RTDs/High-Strength Premixes, Spirits, Wine. Data coverage: market sizes (historic and forecasts), company shares, brand shares and distribution data. Reasons to Get This Report – Get a detailed picture of the Alcoholic Drinks market; – Pinpoint growth sectors and identify factors driving change; – Understand the competitive environment, the market’s major players and leading brands; – Use five-year forecasts to assess how the market is predicted to develop. About Fast Market Research Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information. Representing the world’s top research publishers and analysts, we provide quick and easy access to the best competitive intelligence available. Our unbiased, expert staff will help you find the right research to fit your requirements and your budget.