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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 25, 2016

Prince George’s County Has Officially Declined To Move Forward With Garbage Incineration

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/prince-georges-county-has-officially-declined-to-move-forward-with-garbage-incineration/

Prince George’s County has officially declined to move forward with garbage incineration as part of its future solid waste and recycling management system. On 9 August, the County notified all bidders that it has “determined that the project may not be in the best interest of the County at this time.”

Robin Lewis of Don’t Burn PG and Energy Justice Network stated to the Prince George’s County citizens’ zero waste network:

“The Prince George’s County Department of Environment (DoE) Request for Qualification (RFQ) for the Waste-to-Energy (incinerator) project has been CANCELLED!  Thanks to the hard work of all who stood up for environmental justice.

Although we won this battle, we still need you to stay engaged as the DoE will now schedule public input sessions on the County’s Zero Waste Plan.  A comprehensive Zero Waste Plan with trash disposal solutions that do not include burning will divert waste from landfills by reducing, reusing, recycling and composting materials.  This would create more jobs and reduce the waste stream by over 90% if done properly.

Please stay tune for the dates of the County’s Zero Waste Plan public input sessions.

Thanks again to those who helped make this outcome happen!!”

The zero waste network in the County includes Energy Justice Network, Community Resources, Zero Waste Prince George’s County and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

In the last few years, proposed incinerators in south Baltimore, Frederick and Carroll Counties, MD and Fredericksburg, VA have been defeated. Now activists have set their sites at phasing out the existing incinerators in downtown Baltimore and in Montgomery County, MD.

ILSR continues to work in these jurisdictions to design and implement the needed infrastructure for zero waste and economic development through implementation of unit based pricing, or “Pay As You Throw,” procurement of compost and development of a regional Resource Recovery Park for the reuse, recycling, and composting industries.

For more information about these efforts, contact Neil Seldman at nseldman@ilsr.org.

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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Nov 21, 2014

Maryland Counties Scrap Waste-to-Energy Project

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/maryland-counties-scrap-waste-to-energy-project/

Organized citizens and small business owners in Carroll and Frederick Counties, MD just completed a 10-year battle to stop the implementation of a 1,500 ton per day mass burn garbage incinerator facility. The effort brought out the best in local activism: careful analysis of the contract and its financial implications, sophisticated use  of media, many… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 6, 2015

Environmental Justice Victory in DC, as Mayor Pulls Incinerator Contract

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/environmental-justice-victory-in-dc-as-mayor-pulls-incinerator-contract/

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… Continue reading

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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Sep 16, 2015

Paul Connett’s Zero Waste and Anti Incineration Presentation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/paul-connetts-zero-waste-and-anti-incineration-presentation/

Paul Connett is a zero waste super star.  A trained chemist, Paul threw himself into the anti garbage incineration movement while teaching as a chemistry professor at Lawrence University in Canton, NY.  Now retired he travels constantly to garbage trouble spots, teaching, inspiring, singing and entertaining audiences around the globe. He is author of, “The… Continue reading

Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 11, 2015

Expert thwarts progress of pro-incineration bill in Philippines

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/expert-thwarts-progress-of-pro-incineration-bill-in-philippines/

The Philippines is the only country that has banned garbage incineration. Constant vigilance is required to keep it that way. The following press release from the Ecowaste Coalition explains the role of Dr. Jorge Emmanuel in presenting to the Philippines’ Congress. An environmental scientist told pro-incineration representatives during a committee meeting that burning wastes is… Continue reading