News Articles

These are articles on different waste issues like incineration, landfilling, Zero Waste, Waste-to-Energy and other related issues around the globe.

CDM Misadventures In Waste Management
by Neil Tangri and Dharmesh ShahThird World Network
June 9th, 2011
The Clean Development Mechanism’s flagship waste management project in India is turning into a multi-faceted disaster, revealing flaws in both the carbon credit mechanism as well as the corporate-driven, technology-focused approached to climate change mitigation.
Organic pollutants may increase fetus' risk for neural tube defects (PR)
Food Consumer
July 19th, 2011
Researchers find that byproducts of incineration are associated with an increased fetal risk of neural tube defects.
Maine Voices: Strengthen Maine's product stewardship laws
by Travis P. Wagner and Rachel BouvierThe Portland Press Herald
PORTLAND - Gov. LePage has sought a repeal of Maine's product stewardship laws.
Recyclers Tout Benefits of Their Trade at Cancún Summit
by Emilio GodoyIPS-Inter Press Service
December 5th, 2010
At the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under way in the Mexican resort city of Cancún, the recyclers are voicing opposition to the CDM projects being implemented at garbage dumps to capture greenhouse-effect gases.
Scavengers leave dumps to speak out on UN stage
by CHARLES J. HANLEYThe Washington Post
December 3rd, 2010
CANCUN, Mexico -- Clambering over garbage heaps, rummaging through trash cans, Supriya Bhadakwad didn't set out to save the planet when she was 13 years old, just her family. But two decades later, in the global arena of climate negotiations, the sari-clad Indian woman and other wasteworkers are making their voices heard, tilting with big corporate players in a tug-of-war over the world's dumpsites.

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