Resources Up in Flames: The Economic Pitfalls of Waste Incineration versus a Zero Waste Approach in the Global South

Date: 22 Apr 2004 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, waste - zero waste, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

by Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance for GAIA (Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance/Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) Download the Press Release (PDF) Decision-makers in any community considering a waste incinerator will find Resources up in Flames essential reading. Pitfalls such as high capital costs, tonnage shortfalls, expensive pollution control equipment, and hampering least-cost options such as waste … Read More

Defending Recycling/Eliminating Disposal Articles and Publications

Date: 13 Aug 2002 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

These articles and publications discuss the benefits of recycling, refute criticisms aimed at recycling, identify new trends, and highlight the continuing perils of disposal techniques such as incineration, landfilling, and trash transfer stations. They are all available for either online viewing or for downloading as PDF files.… Read More

Letter to Editor: Response to Waste News Article, “A few truths about WTE”

Date: 19 Sep 2001 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

September 19, 2001 Mr. Allan Gerlat, Editor Waste News, Akron, OH Dear Editor, Touché Maria Zannes – those battling waste incinerators will feel a measure of success in the half-truths and lies in your article, “A few full-truths about WTE,” (September 3, 2001, Waste News). Half-Truth: waste incinerators convert trash into energy Reality: Incinerators burn discarded … Read More

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