An e-petition has been launched which calls for the burning of confidential waste to be banned.
An e-petition can be opened by any UK Citizen and upon the collection of 100,000 signatures, the issue must be considered for debate in the Houses of Parliament. Since January this petition has gained 2 signatures. This, of course, may be caused by a lack of publicity rather than a poor proposal.
If you want to avoid burning data, contact www.sitr.com and find out how cost effective it is to have your data shredded.
Shredding your data gives you full traceability and is better for the environment as the paper can then be recycled.