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Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jul 6, 2017

U.S. Mayors Stand Up to Incinerator Industry in Landmark Renewable Energy Resolution

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/u-s-mayors-stand-up-to-incinerator-industry-in-landmark-renewable-energy-resolution/

In blow to the polluting incinerator industry, 250 mayors unanimously vote for a renewable energy plan that does not include municipal waste burning. The incinerator industry attempted to derail a historic resolution put before the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week which advocated for mayors across the country to commit to a 100% renewable energy… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2017

Garbage Incineration in Europe: Subsidies Distort the Market

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/garbage-incineration-in-europe-subsidies-distort-the-market/

Zero Waste Europe concurs with a new draft report from the European Parliament that calls for an end to subsidies for burning garbage. “We have been calling for the elimination of financial support for energy extraction from mixed waste as this subverts one of the key cornerstones of the EU waste policy – the waste… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 11, 2017

Guangdong Protesters Hail Victory As Government Backs Down on Incinerator Plan

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/guangdong-protesters-hail-victory-as-government-backs-down-on-incinerator-plan/

After mass citizen protests in China’s Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province,  government officials vowed on Wednesday to cancel plans for a waste incinerator plant. Here’s the story, reproduced from Radio Free Asia: Guangdong Protesters Hail Victory As Government Backs Down on Incinerator Plan Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong vowed on Wednesday to cancel… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 3, 2017

Two Alerts from Global Anti-Incineration Alliance, May 2017

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/two-alerts-from-global-anti-incineration-alliance-may-2017/

Opposition to credits for burning garbage California Assembly Bill 655 (AB 655) would allow the state’s waste incinerators to qualify as renewable energy, giving these polluting facilities a financial bailout. The state RPS will not work if it includes facilities that create pollution. See http://www.no-burn.org/oppose-california-ab-655-no-rps-for-burning-waste/.   California’s carpet recycling law California’s Carpet Stewardship Law is the first… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 3, 2017

Large Incinerator Being Fought in Puerto Rico

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/incinerator-being-fought-in-puerto-rico/

Claims of Corruption and Danger to the Island from Garbage Incinerator Planned for Arecibo The Coalition of Anti-Incineration Organizations (prohibidoincinerar.org, Facebook, & Twitter) is battling against a ‘mega incinerator’ similar to the one proposed for the Curtis Bay community in Baltimore. (See, Activists Win The Day: Huge Grassroots Victory Over Curtis Bay Incinerator) Like the… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 2, 2017

Garbage Incineration in the People’s Republic of China

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/garbage-incineration-in-the-peoples-republic-of-china/

Lawsuits and protest demonstrations confront proposed garbage incinerators in China as they have around the world from the US to the Philippines, to India, to Mexico. According to the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, China will be experiencing more anti garbage incineration activism as officials plan to burn 1/3 of the country’s… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 7, 2017

Global Anti-Incineration Alliance Report Reveals Environmental & Economic Risks of Waste Gasification and Pyrolysis

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/global-anti-incineration-alliance-report-reveals-environmental-economic-risks-of-waste-gasification-and-pyrolysis/

New report from ILSR allies at the Global Anti Incineration Alliance reveals the environmental and economic risks of waste gasification and pyrolysis. Based on the data available for commercial facilities, “there are numerous examples of plants that have been forced to shut down due to technical failures and financial failures. In addition, other projects have failed in the proposals stage after raising significant investments due to community opposition and government scrutiny into false and exaggerated claims.” Continue reading

Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Sep 12, 2016

EPA’s New Rules for Landfills Won’t Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/epa-new-landfill-rules/

On May 1st, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) celebrated its 42nd birthday by giving ourselves a present: a new video explaining our approach. Continue reading

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… Continue reading