Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) funding for incineration and landfills currently represents a lost opportunity to reduce pollution and help improve the  welfare and standards of living of some of the poorest people in the world. Additionally, this funding incentivizes the destruction of valuable resources that would otherwise have been recovered with significant climate benefits. The following are a few examples of waste projects that have been approved or are being considered for CDM approval, and where there is growing community and waste worker opposition to the project.

News and Current Campaigns

Community action defeats waste burning in cement k... BREAKING: Small community stands up to world’s largest cement company, wins Goldman Environmental Prize Thanks to Uroš S. Macerl and Eko krog, the...
Oppose California AB 655: no RPS for burning waste April 2017: California Assembly Bill 655 (AB 655) would allow the state's waste incinerators to qualify as renewable energy, giving these polluting fa...
La planta de incineración en el Bordo Poniente emp... (Ciudad de México, a 19 de abril de 2017).- La Agencia de Gestión Urbana de la Ciudad de México, a través de su titular Jaime Slomianski Aguilar, dio ...
The CAREless carpet industry: A critique of the Ca... The planet is literally carpeted with carpet waste and it’s mostly (99%) plastic.  Less than 5% of U.S. carpet waste is recycled while 89% is landfill...