MÉXICO: DECLARACIÓN DEL TERCER ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL CONTRA LA INCINERACIÓN DE RESIDUOS Y POR BASURA CERO

Jornada de actividades en México incluyó el Tercer Encuentro contra la Incineración y un “toxitour” junto con la comunidad de Apaxco, Estado de México, y comunidades aledañas. Asimismo, se organizó un concurrido Foro en contra de la propuesta de incinerador de la empresa Veolia para México. Esta declaración resume las líneas de acción en ejecución y por realizar.

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Gasification, Pyrolysis, Plasma Arc: False Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Our network’s experiences in countries around the world have shown that incineration, gasification, pyrolysis, and plasma arc are at best a distraction from real solutions, and at worst a source of serious climate and toxic pollution. As part of the Break Free From Plastics movement, we know that this isn’t just about managing the problem. It’s about preventing it in the first place.

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What’s up with incineration in Europe?

European incinerators are often misleadingly touted in other regions of the world as a global model. Articles frequently discuss the architectural appearance of incinerators in Vienna and Copenhagen, but miss the boat about the direction of EU policies overall, and...

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What you need to know about waste incineration and the Clean Power Plan

The final version of the Clean Power Plan (released August 2015) holds good and bad news for communities organizing to close incinerators and prevent the construction of new incinerators, including clarifications that burning plastics wouldn’t count as carbon neutral, and acknowledges that burning trash competes with waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting.

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Concrete Troubles: A GAIA and CEM report about emissions from cement plants in India

In 2010, the Indian Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released the “Guidelines on Co-processing in Cement/Power/Steel Industry” which gave an official sanction for co-incineration of industrial and municipal wastes in cement plants. This directive will effectively allow cement plants across India to incinerate a range of hazardous, post-production waste from manufacturing and a variety of post consumer municipal waste.

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GAIA pub shows how waste incinerators undermine recycling

Waste incineration undermines recycling. This conflict is particularly clear in so-called “waste-to-energy” incinerators, and is also true for burners that do not recover energy. The cases presented in this briefing paper clearly illustrate the many ways that incineration has worked against waste prevention and recycling in various locations around the globe.

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The “WTE” Incinerator wastes more energy than it generates

The proposed and approved regional incinerator planned for Frederick County is also referred to as a “Waste to Energy” facility. But the evidence reveals that, rather than producing what might be considered bonus energy, converting the typical municipal waste stream to ash and energy is actually a waste OF energy.

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Burning Recycling

Community recycling efforts around the country are getting burned by incineration. Despite financial numbers that don’t add up, why is incineration of solid waste – and recoverable materials – for energy recovery on the rise? What policies and incentives need to change to turn down the heat?

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Facts Rule Out Trash Gasification

Since WW II attempts to gasify municipal solid waste (MSW) have failed repeatedly. Processing trash with high heat is (1) polluting; (2) expensive; (3) energy inefficient; (4) destroys resources that could be reused, recycled, or composted; and (5) generates slag and other “by-products” that have to be landfilled.

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Toxic Scandal, Toxic Threat and Environmental Racism

Greenaction has been working with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and local community groups to build public opposition to SunEnergy LLC’s proposal for a toxic incinerator technology that is being proposed for a low income, community of color that is already burdened with a legacy of toxic industrial pollution and climate change impacts.

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Clean Development Mechanism & Waste

What’s wrong with the CDM support to waste-to-energy?
Climate policy attempts to reduce methane emissions from waste have mainly focused on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which was established not only to reduce emissions as cost-effectively as possible, but also to promote sustainable development and technology transfer to developing countries. Unfortunately, in the case of the waste sector, considerable evidence indicates that the projects approved by the CDM are not achieving either goal; indeed, in many cases they are directly undermining both.

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What’s wrong with the CDM support to waste-to-energy?

Climate policy attempts to reduce methane emissions from waste have mainly focused on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which was established not only to reduce emissions as cost-effectively as possible, but also to promote sustainable development and technology transfer to developing countries. Unfortunately, in the case of the waste sector, considerable evidence indicates that the projects approved by the CDM are not achieving either goal; indeed, in many cases they are directly undermining both.

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CDM Misadventures In Waste Management

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.

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CDM: Financing the Demise of Waste Worker Livelihood, Community Health, and Climate

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.

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Greenpeace Incinerator Tour

Learn how incinerators work and what are the possible impacts to community health and the environment.

Take the Greenpeace Incinerator Tour now!

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FoE: A Changing Climate for Energy from Waste?

Friends of the Earth report, “A Changing Climate for Energy from Waste?” highlights the fact that typical UK incinerators, generating only electricity, are unlikely to be emitting a lower quantity of greenhouse gases, expressed in CO2 equivalents, per kWh electricity generated than the average gas-fired power station in the UK.

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Biomess Part I

View the story of the failed biomass plants in Tallahassee, FL and  Burlington, VT, USA.

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Biomess Part 2

View the story of the failed biomass plants in Tallahassee, FL and  Burlington, VT, USA. Part 2

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Wasted Energy: Debunking the Waste-to-Energy Scheme

http://www.emagazine.com/view/?4315&src=QSA113 E Magazine, 20 August 2008 By Neil Seldman Like any other vampire, “waste to energy” technology, e.g., burning garbage for electricity, needs a good, swift stake to the heart. Decades after garbage incinerators...

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How Producer Responsibility for Product Take-Back Can Promote Eco-Design

How Producer Responsibility for Product Take-Back Can Promote Eco-Design.

Individual producer responsibility encourages competition between companies on how to manage the
end-of-life phase of their products. This in turn drives innovation, such as in business models, take-back
logistics and design changes, to reduce the environmental impact of products at the end of their life.

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