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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

La puerta de atrás de la incineración de residuos: Análisis económico ambiental de la utilización de combustibles derivados de los residuos (CDR) en España

La utilización de residuos como combustible en los países occidentales se remonta a los años 30. Por entonces, los residuos se promovían como combustible alternativo, aunque el mercado no los aceptó por completo a causa de la existencia de combustibles fósiles que eran más baratos.

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2012

Climate Change Impacts of Residual Waste Treatment

A report for UKWIN in respect of an incinerator proposed for the Battlefield site at Shrewsbury in Shropshire. It considers the climate change impacts of landfilling or incinerating residual waste in the Shropshire region. Comparisons are made between 90,000 tonnes of waste sent to incinerator and landfill over a 20 year period. Since landfill emissions continue to occur for some time after this period, total impacts are also considered over a 150 year period.

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2011

Less is more: Resource efficiency through waste collection, recycling and reuse of aluminium, cotton and lithium in Europe

This report explores three different commodities – lithium, aluminium and cotton – to exemplify how our linear consumption patterns (extraction, manufacture, use and disposal) not only have major social, economic and environmental impacts, but also represent a missed opportunity for job creation and global resource security.

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2013

Door-to-Door Collection as a Strategy to Reduce Waste Disposal: The Case of Hernani

Hernani is a city in Spain. As in other cities of Spain, Hernani’s former municipal waste management system strongly relied on waste disposal complemented with a limited recycling system. In 2002, the provincial government presented a controversial plan containing two central components: the addition of another container for the voluntary recycling of organic materials and the construction of two new incinerators. Citizen opposition to the latter was immediate.

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Prioritizing the Recovery of Vegetable Waste: La Pintana

La Pintana is one of the communes that constitute the Metropolitan Region of Chile. Despite belonging to the national capital region, this is one of the poorest communities in the country. Nonetheless, while other governments may see this as an obstacle to the incorporation of waste prevention and resource recovery strategies, La Pintana decided to focus on making better use of the available resources and started a promising program that is already yielding significant results.

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On The Road to Zero Waste Successes and Lessons from around the World

Seven case studies of zero waste around the world.
Introduction: Stories From the Front Lines of the Zero Waste movement
Pune, India: Waste Pickers Lead the Way to Zero Waste
San Francisco, USA: Creating a Culture of Zero Waste
Alaminos, Philippines: Zero Waste, from Dream to Reality
Hernani, Spain: Door-to-Door Collection as a Strategy to Reduce Waste Disposal
La Pintana, Chile: Prioritizing the Recovery of Vegetable Waste

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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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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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