Webinar: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

In a recent webinar, ILSR research associate Marie Donahue shared findings from our report, Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy, highlighting why classifying incineration as a “renewable” form of energy is problematic. Allies from GAIA, a global anti-incineration network, and the national Energy Justice Network also presented.… Read More

In the Finger Lakes of New York, a Garbage Incinerator Proposal Comes Under Fire

Date: 8 Jun 2018 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On May 15th, 2018 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a statement saying that the proposed incinerator plan is, “not consistent with my administration’s goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the Finger Lakes.”… Read More

Anti-Garbage Incineration Around the Globe, A Review

Date: 25 Apr 2018 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The pattern is the same throughout the world. People do not want garbage incinerators which pollute, need enormous amounts of capital and cap comprehensive job-intensive recycling, reuse and composting efforts. The staying power of anti incineration and pro Zero Waste campaigns prove this. In most cases a mobilized citizenry and small business sector and democratic institutions assure eventual victories over garbage incineration.… Read More

Zero Waste Europe — Proposed End to Subsidies for Garbage Incineration.

Date: 8 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Industry MEPs vote to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from mixed waste Press Contact: Janek Vahk, Development and Policy Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe janek@zerowasteeurope.eu +32 (0)49 355 3779 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 29/11/17 The Industry committee of the European Parliament voted … Read More

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

Date: 25 Aug 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More

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

Date: 6 Jul 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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 … Read More

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

In response to an article in The Washington Times on the “efficiencies” and “benefits” of burning trash, our co-founder Neil Seldman responded with an editorial piece about how helping communities with recycling-based economic development makes them more vibrant and dynamic.… Read More