Incinerator and landfill industries are trying to shed their dirty reputations and profit from the climate crisis by “greenwashing” waste disposal as a source of clean and renewable energy around the globe. Using names like “waste to energy”, gasification, and plasma, waste companies have gained access to subsidies in some national and global renewable energy programs.
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The European Parliament is currently discussing its report on the Commission’s “Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe”. In Friends of the Earth’s and the EEB’s view, the Parliament needs to provide leadership on the following issues: Indicators: Europe must measure its consumption of key natural resources, using effective and workable indicators: land footprint, water footprint, carbon footprint and material use footprint.
We are writing to express our concerns with regard to the notification of the Italian draft legislation n°2012/480/I relating to the production and condition for use of solid recovered waste.As highlighted below in more detail, Italy is classifying solid recovered fuel (SRF) as non-waste in order to be able to incinerate or co-incinerate it outside of the EU regulatory framework for waste and industrial emissions (incineration and co-incineration), arguing that SRF that is prepared and classi
GAIA's factsheet on incineration.
FACT1: Municipal waste is non-renewable, consisting of discarded materials such as paper, plastic and glass that are derived from finite natural resources such as forests that are being depleted at unsustainable rates.
FACT2: All incinerators pose considerable risk to the health and environment of neighboring communities as well as that of the general population.
UKWIN (United Kingdom Without Incineration Network)'s introductory note on dioxins and other harmful incinerator emissions. Original URL: http://ukwin.org.uk/resources/health/dioxins-and-other-harmful-incinerat...
UKWIN (United Kingdom Without Incineration Network)'s introductory note on MBT (Mechanical Biological Treatment) and RDF (refuse-derived fuel). Original URL: http://ukwin.org.uk/resources/faq/what-is-rdfsrf-all-about/
UKWIN (United Kingdom Without Incineration Network)'s introductory note on greenhouse gas emissions from an incinerator. Original URL: http://ukwin.org.uk/resources/faq/how-much-co2-does-an-incinerator-emit/