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Oito razões para dizer Não! à incineração

A incineração é uma tecnologia que trata os resíduos urbanos, médicos e industriais utilizando altas temperaturas. Transforma materiais descartáveis tais como papeis, plásticos, metais e resíduos alimentares em cinzas, gases de combustão, poluentes atmosféricos, calor, efluentes líquidos, entre outras emissões.

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2011

La incineración de los desechos municipales

Las compañías incineradoras promocionan la incineración como una alternativa "limpia" para los rellenos sanitarios. Pero la incineración no es de ninguna manera tan limpia como lo afirman sus defensores. Los incineradores no hacen desaparecer los desechos; sencillamente los reducen a cenizas y a emisiones atmosféricas, ambas potencialmente peligrosas.

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8 Razones para decir No a la Incineración

La incineración es una tecnología que trata a los residuos urbanos, médicos e industriales
utilizando altas temperaturas. Transforma materiales de descarte tales como papeles, plásticos,
metales y desechos alimenticios en cenizas, gases de combustión, contaminantes atmosféricos,
calor, efluentes líquidos, entre otras emisiones.

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2010

Five Facts about Beverage Container Recycling and Jobs

1. Depending on the system, container deposit-return (CDR) systems create 11 to 38 times more jobs than curbside recycling. 2. On average, states with deposit-return systems recover roughly three times more beverage containers than non-CDR states. 3. Jobs gained from recycling far exceed any jobs lost in virgin extraction, landfilling or domestic manufacturing. 4. U.S. PET reclaimers currently operate at less than 60% capacity due to a lack of quality source materials. 5. The U.S.

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What is single-stream recycling?

Single-stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, junk mail, etc., are placed in a single bin or cart for recycling. These recyclables are collected by a single truck and taken to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be sorted into various commodity streams for sale to markets, where it is processed into feedstock which can be used in the manufacture of new products.

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Jahan-e-Kabari: waste-to-energy and waste pickers

Jahan-e-Kabari is a platform for sharing ideas and news about the informal recycling sector, on issues that impact informal waste recyclers- wastepickers, pheriwallas, thia walas, kabaris. This newsletter will knit ideas together to share with both the sector and the larger world of practitioners and interested persons and organizations. This issue focuses on waste-to-energy and waste pickers.

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2008

Briefing: Anaerobic Digestion

Currently, much of our biodegradable waste such as food, garden waste, card and paper is sent to landfill, where it breaks down to release methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a treatment that composts this waste in the absence of oxygen, producing a biogas that can be used to generate electricity and heat.

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2007

Rip-Offsets: The Failure of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is supposed to catalyze climate-friendly projects in low-income countries by allowing developers to generate revenue by selling “carbon credits” or “offsets.” The offset buyers — industrialized country companies and governments — use the credits to show compliance with Kyoto Protocol-mandated emissions reductions.

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2008

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