Environmental Justice Victory in DC, as Mayor Pulls Incinerator Contract

Environmental Justice Victory in DC, as Mayor Pulls Incinerator Contract

Date: 6 Aug 2015 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recycling advocates had stopped any ideas of building a garbage incinerator in the District of Columbia. Now, we are trying to stop the city from sending its garbage to Fairfax County for incineration. Mike Ewall of Energy Justice Network, coordinator of this latter effort, describes the recent victory as the city has tabled a proposal to sign a 5-11 year contract with the Fairfax County incinerator.

Energy Justice Network and ILSR will continue to insist that DC’s garbage does not become a feedstock for incineration; as we continue to press the city to double its current recycling rate, 25%, in the next few years.

Read the full story here from Energy Justice Network, July 27, 2015

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR's Board of Directors.