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Featured Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 25, 2017

Great Britain’s Trash Burning Habits Makes Recycling Go Up in Smoke

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/great-britains-trash-burning-habits-makes-recycling-go-up-in-smoke/

This article caught our eye about the practice of burning trash in Great Britain from the Duetsche Welle. Highlights from the article include: The Eunomia report concludes that if all of the planned incinerators were built, the UK will only reach a 57 percent recycling rate by 2030. That is far below the 70 percent… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 10, 2017

Portland, OR says no to burning 200K tons of garbage

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/portland-or-says-no-to-burning-200k-tons-of-garbage/

On August 8, 3027, The Portland Metro Council rejected a proposal from a Covanta incinerator to receive one-fifth of the tri-county region’s garbage at its Brooks, OR facility. No less than 15 organizations including the Portland Branch of the NAACP, Oregon Physicians for Social responsibility and Neighbors for Clean Air. Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2017

Maryland Moving to Cut Emissions from BRESCO Trash Incinerator

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/maryland-moving-to-cut-emissions-from-bresco-trash-incinerator/

Baltimore Sun Agrees: Baltimore Deserves Better Than the BRESCO Incinerator. Last year, the garbage incinerator located in downtown Baltimore burned 700,000 tons of municipal solid waste from the city and surrounding jurisdictions; 161,000 came from residents and businesses in Baltimore. 1,100 tons of nitrous oxides were released from BRESCO. Even more alarming, these nitrous oxides… Continue reading

Article filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2017

Stop Burning Detroit’s Garbage

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/stop-burning-detroits-garbage/

Renewed Effort To Stop Burning Detroit’s Garbage Based On Pollution Levels And Environmental Justice. “Mayor Mike Duggan has taken recent actions, both quiet and public, that could signify a commitment to the health and well-being of Detroiters. Recently Duggan signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, committing the city to reducing carbon… Continue reading

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, ILSR Press Room filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on May 5, 2017

ILSR’s response to Washington Times Article: A more complete assessment of burning garbage

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsrs-response-to-washington-times-article-a-more-complete-assessment-of-burning-garbage/

The Washington Times – May 5th, 2017 Trash burning costly, polluting By Neil Seldman Rather than provide an article on burning garbage for energy, The Washington Times chose to publish what was essentially a press release from a garbage-incineration company (“The many benefits of ‘turning trash to power,’” Web, May 1). The article praises a… 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