Lucy Siegle presents a new episode of Dispatches: Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish tonight on Channel 4.

Environmental journalist Lucy investigates the rise of waste incineration in the UK, examining how millions of tonnes of waste left out for recycling ends up being burned. The rise in carbon emissions from incineration is put under the spotlight and the programme also looks at how councils are locked into expensive contracts with incinerator operators, forcing them to burn waste for decades to come.

Lucy Siegle is a journalist, broadcaster and opinion leader who specialises in climate and nature stories. As a reporter and presenter on BBC1’s The One Show, she has been following the problem of single use plastic and wider ecological issues since the show began in 2007. Her book, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again was published in 2018.

Tune in to Channel 4 on Monday 8th March at 8pm or watch online here.