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Stop Trashing theClimate: 12 Priority Policies Needed Now

1. Establish and implement national, statewide, and municipal zero waste targets and plans. 2. Retire existing incinerators and halt construction of new incinerators and landfills. 3. Levy a per-ton surcharge on landfilled and incinerated materials. 4. Stop organic materials from being sent to landfills and incinerators. 5. End state and federal “renewable energy” subsidies to landfills and incinerators. 6.

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2008

Resource Efficiency Roadmap

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.

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2012

Letter on Notification of an Italian draft legislation establishing end-of-waste criteria for Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)

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

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2012

Incinerators: Myths vs. Facts about “Waste to Energy”

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.

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2012

UKWIN Why oppose incineration

UKWIN (United Kingdom Without Incineration Network)'s introductory note on incineration. Six reasons to oppose incineration are:
-Depresses recycling and wastes resources
-Releases greenhouse gasses
-Is often forced through against strong public opposition
-Relies on exaggerating future quantities of waste instead of strongly increased recycling and composting
-Creates toxic emissions and hazardous ash
-Poses significant health risks

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